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Slack in the newsroom - how and why Slack is re-writing editorial workflow

“Our office in the cloud”, “where work happens”, “chat on steroids”, “the new water cooler”.

All of these are ways that Slack users have described the newsroom tool to media Ccnsultant Marian Semm. “For some it is even the central tool replacing the CMS” declares Semm, who went from a newspaper background into specialising in media technology.

20 Minutes Scrums down to stay ahead of the pack on mobile.

“A pure player that also edits a newspaper” is how Olivier Bonsart, president of 20 Minutes described the company in 2014, and while the brand made its debut with the free newspaper launched in 2002 the publisher has always stayed one step ahead of the game in digital.

Hold the front page! - Terror on the doorstep

 

“We are a very typical regional media house” began Andreas Kemper, the Digital Managing Editor of the Main-Post. “We have a circulation of 120,000, and an editorial staff of 150”.

Kemper's emphasis on being a normal newspaper like so many others was in stark contrast with the shock of a terror attack a stone's throw from the newsroom.