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Y2K coverage is shaped in large part by how it's assigned. Does your editor "get" Y2K? If not, what's the best way to get it understood upstairs so it can be acted on "down here"?

How does your editor or producer assign Y2K-related stories? Is it a local decision, or corporate? Is Y2K a hard sell?

Are all beats covering Y2K? If not, how come?

Does Y2K mean reporters have to do double duty (regular beat + Y2K) ... ? Do other stories get sacrificed?

Does anybody do any regular Y2K coverage (microreporting, say)?

Is there any policy to give consistency to reportage or is it everyone for themselves?

Can you crate proactive stories or series, or are you always following news releases? How is that working out?

-- Anonymous, May 06, 1999

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