Using video streamed via mobile phone technology Qik (Qik footage has since been replaced with link to archived YouTube footage), the Post has for the first time opened up the secretive heart of a UK regional newspaper for public scrutiny via the web - giving the public a window into how the newspaper decides the editorial content it will run online and in print.
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"[Live streaming the conference] is more about transparency than anything else, saying this is what we do and this is how we do it," Alison Gow, deputy editor of the Post, told Journalism.co.uk.
"There is this kind of mystique about newsgathering that newspapers quite like. We're not experts, we go and talk to experts then report what they say. This is a way of saying look folks, this is what we do, it's happening right now, jump in any time you want."
In addition to the video stream editorial staff simultaneously live blogged the afternoon conference, giving readers the opportunity to comment on events and make suggestions.
The live stream is part of a whole day of editorial revelation being run by The Post. It's using a host of online tools to give its readers the chance to observe and offer input on the paper's editorial process.
The live blog has been used by staff to inform readers about minute-by-minute editorial decisions and even break news.
The Post's Westminster correspondent even used the blog to break news of MP Frank Field's apology to the prime minister.