by: Catherine Taibi | The Huffington Post
Each morning at PBS, the entire staff of “NewsHour” gathers in a conference room for the daily morning meeting. The network is structured very much like a newspaper, divided into beats with beat leaders. Everyone from interns to senior executives fill the chairs around the conference table. Producers and staff writers, along with “NewsHour” co-hosts Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill, are all present. “NewsHour” Executive Producer Sara Just then opens the table for discussion: Each beat shares its ideas for upcoming segments, but everyone is encouraged to suggest story topics.