Friday 16 September 2011

The LFP memo

The "visit from the boss" email memo sent Aug. 26 to members of the ‘LFP Editorial Department’ by Joe Ruscitti, editor-in-chief of the London Free Press.

Used by TSF with the permission of The McLeod Report blogger, Phil McLeod: 

“Monday morning Aug. 29 930-11ish, PKP will be in the building and it’s my understanding he aims to have a walk about in the newsroom, including chats with staff.

“This would be a good time to look and act sharp.

“This would probably not be a good time to tell the boss how much better we would be if we had this many more reporters or this or that piece of equipment, etc.

“At least for those 90 minutes, you like the new emphasis on the mobile newsroom and the concept of the mobile multimedia journalist. You think the newsroom redesign will help us be that kind of newsroom. Etc.

“Which brings me around to a couple of bits of non-boss-visit news: Laptops have been approved for reporters and the re-do of the newsroom is slated for the weekend of Sept. 24-5, more details to come on that and the weekend may yet change.



  1. Ah yes, the beatings will continue until morale improves.

  2. He forgot the classic "clean up your desks"

  3. Good to see LFP gets all of the resources and the rest of us get their scraps.