editor on the verge

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

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Entries from November 2007

Black Friday opportunities

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I had a reporter who, years ago, got in line at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to be able to tell our readers what it felt like to among the hundreds of shoppers who had lined up hours in advance of a store opening. While we lacked the video and audio tools available in most […]



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Tags: Annual Events · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Video

Helped needed throughout the year

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Despite what your local news station and newspaper might lead you to believe, poverty and hunger are issues year round and not just during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your local food pantry appreciates your help now, but even more importantly, during the rest of the year when they’re not the center of attention. And community non-profits […]



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Tags: Annual Events · Local Newspapers

Is there good traffic reporting online?

November 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Does online traffic reporting work for you? While broadcast cable news spent most of Wednesday talking covering the situation at local airports and, in the case if CNN, highlighting the road traffic data available either through Google Maps or traffic.com, it wasn’t typically until the early afternoon that newspapers got on the bandwagon. Most newspaper […]



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Tags: Industry · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Online · Traffic

Crime coverage worth your time

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Interested in how other newspapers are covering crime online? Well most of the online coverage has been about newspapers using mapping to enhance their coverage. Back in September, Danny Sanchez over at Journaslistopia compiled a list of nearly two dozen newspaper crime-mapping efforts. The Google Maps Mania blog keeps a running list of crime and […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Crime · Industry