editor on the verge

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

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Entries from November 2007

How newspapers can solve their “crime problem”

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

Ok, so it didn’t take long for me to violate one of my own rules for this blog – thou shalt never point out a problem without offering a solution. In my Monday post “On Sunday, murder is an easy sale,” I wrote about how I believe that TV news and newspapers are drawn to […]

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Tags: Best Practices · Mission

On Sundays, murder is an easy sale

November 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

If there is murder, deadly fires and general mayhem leading your local newscast, it MUST be Sunday night. Despite the bleak nature of these types of stories they are the ones TV news often relies on. And like TV, newspapers also have a tendency to depend on crime reporting. Why do they do it? Because […]

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Tags: Breaking News · Industry · TV

Thanks for stopping by

November 17th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s my plan to blog Monday through Friday (holidays included). So I’m off for the weekend. You can continue to follow me via twitter, digg, pownce, etc. But in any case, make sure you check back for a new post Monday morning.

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Tags: Mission

Do you publish in 3-D?

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

I find one-dimensional articles disappointing; they cause newspapers to miss out on important opportunities to engage readers, to educate them and to keep them coming back for more. One-dimensional articles reek of laziness and, I would argue, can be the sign of an insecure newsroom. One-dimensional articles do not provide related links, do not include […]

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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Online