editor on the verge

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

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Entries from November 2007

All hail Digg the liberator!!!

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal announced a new program that will “enable its users to submit WSJ.com articles to Digg… and allow Digg users to view content currently available to WSJ.com subscribers.” After years of Journal content living behind a paid firewall, the reaction to the announcement has been expectedly euphoric. Is Digg’s goal […]

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Tags: Industry · Online

Is CNN running out of material?

November 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments

When I work from home, I have a tendency to leave CNN on the TV as background noise. Why I don’t just listen to music, I don’t know. While there are many things about CNN that irk me, the one that frustrates me the most is the repetition. Try it some time and you’ll see […]

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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Local Newspapers

How Andy Rooney entertains himself

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Ok, so for those of your who missed Andy Rooney’s segment on 60 Minutes, the resident curmudgeon turned his “sharp” wit to newspapers, of all things. As you can see from this clip (sorry, CBS won’t let me embed their videos) Rooney complains about “vague” headlines, “cluttered” ads and reporters covering stories they really don’t […]

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Tags: Industry · Local Newspapers

Top 25 Newspapers With a Presence on YouTube

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The following are the YouTube profiles for the top 25 newspapers that are on the site. The rankings are based data compiled by Nielsen Online and reported in Editor and Publisher: NYTimes.com — http://youtube.com/thenewyorktimes washingtonpost.com — http://youtube.com/washingtonpost LA Times — http://youtube.com/losangelestimes SFGate.com/San Francisco Chronicle — http://youtube.com/user/SFChronicle Chicago Tribune — http://youtube.com/chicagotribune The Houston Chronicle — http://youtube.com/houstonchronicle

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Tags: Video · YouTube