Daybook Planner

News Directors use daybook planners to summarize plans for the day and communicate those to all concerned.

The sample below is loosely based on a format used at KPBS before the station switched to an electronic system.

The daybook includes the ND’s note section, an assignment grid (based on the newsroom assignment board), a calendar of staff vacations and meetings, and the dayfile of daily news events in town (which is a blend of wire and newsroom items).


NEWS DAYBOOK Wednesday, September 3, 2013

 You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good Morning!  Busy beavers around here.  Great teamwork on the Constellation coverage yesterday.  Always nice to hear our work on NPR.

Thanks to everyone who shared suggestions on this quarter’s public issue poll.  We’ll finish the questionnaire today and have results next week. We’ll review story assignments at the news meeting.

Speaking of which… the news meeting today is at noon in the conference room. Brown bag.

Beth School Preview (Th)  Feature photos & map
Bob CA v Jones: Closing Arguments Immigrant labor (Mon) Feature photos/sidebar
Bertha G.A. ATC shift
Karen Kaiser Report  Blog post ME shift
Kenny Avail Disaster Prep (next week) Feature photo. Graphics?
Kathy Co Supes Looking….
Zeke Avail Editing Editing TV project


9/9                   NPR West Tour

9/10-13            Karen out

Weekly Meetings

Wednesday      Sept 3 @ noon                        Newsroom                    Conference Room

Thursday          Sept 4 @ noon                        Talk Show                    Conference Room

Tuesday           Sept 10            @ noon           Combined                    Boardroom


San Diego’s only low-income housing for seniors is now accepting applications for move-in this summer.  The senior community center is set to be complete by Oct.  Contact:   Jessica @ 619-296-060

8:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO – Opening statements are scheduled in the trial of Watkins, who faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering an 82-year-old woman known for her kindness to the downtrodden. Dept. 47, San Diego County Courthouse, 220 W. Broadway. Contact: court clerk, (619) 531-384. (POOL CAMERA ALLOWED FOR OPENING, CLOSING AND VERDICT ONLY. JUDGE HAS ISSUED A GAG ORDER IN THE CASE).

8:50 a.m. VISTA – A preliminary hearing is set for Quintero, who is accused of ambushing a sheriff’s deputy, wounding an Explorer scout with a gunshot and killing the deputy’s dog. Dept. 5, North County Regional Center, 325 S. Melrose Drive. Contact: prosecutor Steve, (760) 806-402.

9 a.m. SAN DIEGO – Trial is scheduled for Rucker, who is accused of shooting her boyfriend in University City and then driving to a La Mesa apartment complex, where she allegedly pointed a gun at police officers before she was shot four times. Dept. 38, San Diego County Courthouse, 220 W. Broadway. Contact: court clerk, (619) 531-383.

9 a.m. EL CAJON – Closing arguments are expected in the trial of Jones, one of three men accused in the hate beating of an undocumented Mexican immigrant in Boulevard. Dept. 12, East County Regional Center, 250 E. Main St. Contact: court clerk, (619) 441-462

9 a.m. BALBOA PARK –  Ford is celebrating 100 years in business.  Ford is donating one of its most technologically advanced concept cars to the San Diego Automotive Museum.  A breakfast and press conference will be held today.   San Diego Automotive Museum. 2080 Pan American Plaza.  Contact:  Dina @ 619-231-288.

10 a.m. SAN DIEGO – The San Diego City Council will meet. Agenda includes actions related to the redevelopment project at the former Naval Training Center; Council Chamber, City Administration Building, 202 C St., 12th floor. Contact: clerk’s office, (619) 533-401

10 a.m. ESCONDIDO – Police officials will demonstrate a newly acquired type of stun gun known as the M26 Advanced Taser. Auditorium, Escondido Police Department headquarters, 700 W. Grand Ave. Contact: EPD Lt. Jim, (760) 839-471

10 a.m. JAMUL – Firefighting officials will demonstrate a new brush-abatement tractor available for disabled and low-income senior citizens who need help clearing dry foliage around their homes. 20202 Deerhorn Valley Road. Contact: Troy, San Diego Rural Fire Protection District, (619) 669-118

Noon SAN DIEGO – San Diego Gas & Electric will hold an event to discuss San Diego’s entry in a competition on design and planning concepts for land use, transportation, energy and other topics. Contact says the “region’s vision” will be shown in a DVD presentation to regional planners who helped design the entry. The results of the competition are being announced in Tokyo on Tuesday. Lunch will be served at the SDG&E event, 8330 Century Park Court, Building 3, first floor video conference room. Contact: Ed SDG&E, (877) 866-206

1 p.m. SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will hold a budget hearing on Community Enhancement. County Administration Center, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310. Contact: Joe (619) 595-462

5 p.m. SAN DIEGO – “The Taste of Gaslamp” tour will feature samples from 33 restaurants and nightclubs in the Gaslamp Quarter, centered on Fifth and Island avenues. Contact says the event is expected to sell out. Contact: Gaslamp Quarter Association, (619) 233-522

5 p.m. LA JOLLA – A media briefing will be held to discuss a conference and “unofficial dialogue” on the current crisis surrounding the Korean Peninsula. The two-day conference, which occurred Sunday and Monday, involved representatives of North Korea and current and former U.S. officials and scholars. UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, the Gardner Room. Contact: Paula, UCSD, (858) 534-146; Dolores Davies, (858) 534-599

8 p.m. SAN DIEGO – Coldplay will perform at Cox Arena. Cox Arena, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive.