Three weeks ago, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet informed staff that the paper would no longer take enterprise pitches for Page 1 of the print edition. Instead, editors from the various news desks would pitch their best enterprise pieces for digital slots on what will be called "Dean’s List." Those stories' publication in the print edition would be a secondary consideration to digital.
On Monday, Los Angeles Times editor-in-chief Davan Maharaj made a similar announcement: The morning editorial meeting "is no longer an A1 meeting," he wrote in a memo to staff, "but a coverage meeting, with an emphasis on what we can deliver for readers in the coming minutes and hours." (Emphasis his.)
Click here for an example of what editorial meetings once looked like.