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Talk with the Editor: Newsroom goals for 2012

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Our editing team is going to sit down next week to finish setting goals for 2012.

I'm not talking about stories -- what kind of editorial projects and watchdog investigations we should launch. That's a separate meeting, separate goal-setting.

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This is about setting goals to help us be a better newspaper and news source at the end of the year than we are today.

So, for example, one goal might be: We will figure out ways to measurably reduce typos and grammatical errors.

Another might be: We're going to markedly improve the quality and/or quantity of videos we do.

Another might be: We're going to find ways to be more responsive to reader submitted material.

I could go on with quite a list that's already in my head, but the point here isn't to brainstorm with myself. It's to toss out a few examples of the kinds of things we might tackle as a starting point to spur other ideas -- from our editors, but also from you.

Can you help us with this? What are some things that you think should be our focus for the year ahead? What's important to you?

(We encourage you to talk with the editor by clicking on the Comments widget and providing your response to today's column. We want a provocative discussion but one that also abides by general rules of civility...Please also consider friending John on Facebook by searching John Lampinen Daily Herald and following him on Twitter @DHJohnLampinen)

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