editor on the verge

Online musings from the newsroom and beyond . . . by Yoni Greenbaum

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Entries from November 2007

Help Wanted: Totally out of touch reporter

November 27th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I’ve been thinking recently about the skills we expect from new reporters. If you peruse help-wanted ads for newspaper reporters on JournalismJobs.com, you find description of required skills such as: “The ability to write fast, in a concise, effective manner, is another key qualification for this position.”

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Tags: Industry · Local Newspapers

Don’t fear the Internet

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

Journalists, take chances! I’m not saying try base jumping or alligator wrestling. All I’m suggesting is — try something new online. I’m truly surprised by the number of journalists who don’t use or even try sites like Twitter or Pownce, Facebook or Myspace, Mixx or Digg, del.icio.us or Mister Wong, the list; can go on […]

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Tags: Best Practices · Branding · Innovation · Online

Come back now, you hear

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Coming up this week on Editor on the verge: Journalists and new technologies; the need for evangelists in the newsroom; the impact of technophobes in our ranks; the potential of photo galleries and much more. So have a great Sunday and make sure to check back starting tomorrow morning.

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Tags: Mission

How newspapers covered Black Friday

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Black Friday as covered by a variety of newspapers from around the web: The New York Times package included two stories and a slide show. For coverage from across the Hudson River, check out the The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), who also included a photo gallery.

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Tags: Annual Events · Local Newspapers