Thursday, August 16, 2012

Help us name the Register's new mobile news van

By Ed Stannard, Community Engagement Editor

We’re about to go on a roll at the Register.

Plans are under way for us to outfit a van as a mobile newsroom, which we can bring to breaking news events, football games, town fairs, anywhere. And we need a name for our rolling force of nature.

The van will have wifi, tables and chairs, maybe a coffee pot. Everything a roving journalist needs. You’ll be able to join us under the awning to talk to me or one of our reporters about how the Register is doing in covering your community, to get help setting up your own blog or to share a story idea.

The Register's mobile newsroom will be outfitted with wifi and a generator.
Of course, our reporters and photographers are out in the community every day. Certainly you’ve seen them if you go to a Town Council meeting or a ball game.

But we haven’t had a good way for you to sit down with us, to talk about how you think we’ve done, what you’d like to see us covering.

Once our van gets rolling, we’ll be able to park, put out the awning and set up shop on the go.

They’ve done this at our sister paper, the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn.. They call their van TC Rover. You can see photos of the van and its team at the Minnesota Vikings training camp in Mankato.

We’ll be outfitting the van in the next month, but to really get moving, we need a snappy name. Register on the Road? (Too much like Jack Kerouac.) Register Roadshow? Vincent? Then again, you probably have a better idea. Let us know! Give us a name … or five. Send your nominations—no limit—to, or post them in the comments section below.

And we’ll see you on the road soon.



Anonymous Corey Sipe said...

The Register Rover

August 17, 2012 at 8:38 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The RegisCar

August 17, 2012 at 9:42 AM 
Anonymous Jen Boyd said...

Rolling Register

August 18, 2012 at 8:11 AM 
Anonymous Bob Dawes said...

Rolling News

August 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM 
Anonymous Bob Dawes said...

News on Wheels

August 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM 
Anonymous Bob Dawes said...

News on the Go

August 18, 2012 at 8:13 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nutmeg news, the nutmegger , rolling with the register . From Teena Santiago (east haven )

August 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM 
Blogger Scott Cimini said...

The News Cruiser

August 19, 2012 at 6:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nutmeg news, the nugmegger ,and rolling with the register . From teena Santiago in east haven ct

August 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM 

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