Radical Reporters News Values
The Writers’ Room Rules includes (but does not purposefully exclude any suggestions you may have)
Constructive criticism only
Some Discussions will be held with a “talking stick rule”
During these sessions, an object such as a stick or a gavel will be used to indicate the reporter that has the floor and the other reporters’ attention
If you do not have the stick, please do not speak, and instead raise your hand to be recognized
Democratic process for creative debates
Majority vote rules.
Sponsor will administer and deliberate the voting process and break any tied votes
If a topic or line of conversation makes a reporter feel insulted or uncomfortable, the reporter can say the phrase “Bacon news” to pause or end the discussion.
Be careful to use this sparingly as overuse could limit the effectiveness of this arrangement or have a chilling effect on creativity in the writing room.
Be honest, and be kind.