October 13th, 2009
Multiple Deadlines Loom at the WKF
By Butler Cain
Wednesday, October 14
The news coverage started with a flurry of activity today because President George W. Bush was the keynote speaker for this year’s World Knowledge Forum in Seoul.
The atmosphere is definitely different in the newsroom when compared to yesterday. The room is full, it’s busy, and people are writing and editing furiously to make deadlines. In other words, we’re in full journalism mode.
I and my ChungDahm Learning colleagues will be covering 23 WKF presentations today. I’ll be reporting on one of them and serving as editor for 11 others.
To see what we’re producing, visit the WKF’s website at http://www.wkforum.org/WKF/v3/eng/sub3_1.php. You’ll see our PDF files on the Program Overview page.
Let’s get back to deadlines for a moment. The Maeil Business Newspaper wants our coverage quickly because, of course, they are competing with other news outlets. A newspaper rep has already called once today with the typical “where’s my story?” question.
As a journalist, this is normal for me. It’s not so normal for my colleagues, but they’re responding admirably. They’re taking the deadlines seriously, they are collaborating with each other, and they are totally committed to producing accurate, well-written reports.
I’m pleased to be working with them.