In 2005 when Andrew Donohue and I took over Voice of San Diego, we settled a lot of issues. We decided, for instance, that we would only cover something if we thought we could do it better or different than anyone else.
That was a core principle that led us to be hyper-focused yet always different. It served us well.
But one of the things we never quite figured out was our rhythm. Were we a daily news system, an hourly one? We took weekends off but some days we published many different interesting stories. Others, we might post just one. And it might have been something we had to rush to get done.
We decided that we would try to produce one good thing every day. A nice idea, but it never really worked out that way. We ended up with a major tension between doing investigative work and trying to get something good posted every single day.