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This article titled “The Guardian is opening up its newslists so you can help us make news” was written by Dan Roberts, for The Guardian on Sunday 9th October 2011 17.02 UTC
Few documents are more carefully guarded in newspaper offices than the newslist. The mixture of what’s coming up and what the editors are hoping for can be so valuable that rivals have even been known to pay for a sneaky look. Some newsrooms I’ve worked in have relied on code words to describe really juicy stories. Often, it can be an embarrassingly blank sheet of paper – best kept hidden, even from the boss.