Rachael spent Thursday morning preparing the wall where we will be producing Greene Gab.
Last week, we ran our first episode of Greene Gab and we were very excited about the positive response from our readership.
Even more, we enjoyed the fact our readers paid enough attention to offer us some (much-needed) feedback. This was a learning experience for us, and we agreed with all of the pointers.
So, this week's episode of Greene Gab will come with some changes.
One of the most common bits of feedback we received was about our fidgety reporters in rolling chairs. We all got a kick out of this because along with Andrew Christman and Patti Danner's creative minds, includes a bit of silly spontaneity and antsiness. (We are all friends here, so we got a good laugh after re-watching the footage.)
In order to combat the twisting in chairs, we tracked down a couple of stationary bar stools to try out this week.
Another bit of feedback we received was about our back drop. We chose the most bare wall in the building and went with it. We agree the yellowish wall just wasn't doing it for us. So, we enlisted the help of Rachael McKee to "pretty up" our backdrop.
Rachael painted our Greene Gab recording area with chalkboard paint, and has spent Thursday morning creating a more eye-catching area for recording.
Someone also suggested we include more photos in our presentation, so I will be working on that as well.
We have enlisted the help of all of newsroom to make Greene Gab happen. Patti and Andrew get to be the faces of Greene Gab (mostly because my nervous stutter would detract from the content. Ha!) Sports Editor Travis David helps keep us in the loop with sports happenings so we can give shout outs to our area athletes as well. I'll be putting together the content, and we will have it ready for you to watch on Friday.
This week's Greene Gab will feature a guest. We have welcomed Linton-Stockton High School student Taylor Thuis into the newsroom this semester to serve as an intern in the afternoons, and she has agreed to introduce herself and a story.
The newspaper world is constantly changing, and integration of various media is a big part of that change. We want to keep our readers happy, and we hope you enjoy this project as much as we enjoy making it.
Sabrina is the editor of the Greene County Daily World. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.