|The agenda is still password protected and goes to a 401 error|
And this is not a completely isolated instance. You might recall a few broken urls that were posted to the Downtown Streetscape Study site. There have been other examples, and things aren't always posted in a timely fashion. Some committees post bare-bones agenda, but never post meeting packets and presentations. Just generally the City process for making information public does not seem to be buttoned down after a year of the new website.
See Oregon Business as well as Poynter for more, and the SalemReporter site itself. The project will be digital only, behind a paywall, and subscription supported.
The main capital and funder for the project seems problematic, and it will be interesting to see if the newsroom can function truly independently of the funding side. Despite the promising rhetoric of the initial press releases, it looks more like a move for a captive PR agency, honestly. But the editor is a respected investigative journalist and should press hard for independence. It looks like a recipe for conflict, but we will see!
This post will be updated!
|We need to join congestion talk and emissions talk!|
|Here's the agenda now|