I’ll show you mine if you show me yours (this is not a post about Rep. Anthony Weiner)

#ViewFromMyDesk at The Morning News. August 2010.

I want to see your newsroom.

I’ve been talking about doing a crowd-sourced entry for a while now (a tweet from Scott Schwebke, who covers breaking news at the Standard-Examiner, reminded me that I had started this post but never finished it).

So, in celebration of my new job as a writer and editor at Security Management Magazine, this post is it. I moved to the DC area officially yesterday (but I’m still looking for a place). I start the job on Monday. That was the official announcement.

The idea came from a tweet from @SunlightNetwork last August, asking its followers to post a picture of their workspace. And a hashtag was born.

Operation #ViewFromMyDesk

So here’s the plan: In one entry I’d like to post pictures from the newsrooms of 100 different news organizations. If you’re full-time, part-time, freelance, educator, student – whatever, I want to see your workspace.

Tweet them to me @CarltonPurvis or feel free to leave a link to them in the comments. Don’t forget to let me know your name on twitter and the name of your media organization.

Once we get 100, one person, picked by a random number generator, will get a gift subscription from me to their choice of Columbia Journalism Review or Foreign Policy Magazine, two of my favorite publications – and I’ll post the view from my desk at the new gig.

You can view them all here: http://viewfrommydesk.tumblr.com/

I’m looking forward to seeing them all! Send away!


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