Randy Parker has published the diagram they use internally at the «York Daily Record» in delivering breaking news in a multiplatform environment.
The workflow provides a great analysis showing each step in a digital first environment.
As he points out:
Charting out these concepts also helps us wrap our heads around the concept of Digital First. That concept does not mean that the print newspaper has no value, or even that print is “last” among our priorities. As this chart illustrates, digital delivery must – by its very nature – be first among our priorities because it is the fastest, most efficient means of sharing information with our audience.
But print is not last among priorities. Print simply needs to be dealt with at the appropriate time.
Digital first doesn’t mean print last.