editor on the verge

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

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Entries from December 2007

Dear Santa, from your favorite newsroom

December 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Dear Santa – As folks whose lives are shaped by deadlines, we are sorry we are writing to you so close to yours. We know that, by now, you have received most of your requests, but Santa our newsroom has been really, really busy — producing evergreen copy and the pages that will fill our […]



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Tags: Advertising · Industry · Local Newspapers

Weird, but not bad company

December 20th, 2007 · No Comments

I never thought that I would see my name or this blog mentioned in a story along with David Byrne and Brian Eno, but thanks to the Post Standard (Syracuse, NY), I have. And you know, it looks pretty good.



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Tags: Blogging · Editor on the verge · Industry · Mission

Can you spare five minutes for a better story?

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Conversations between reporters and editors are a great thing. But at many newspapers, they don’t happen nearly often enough and when it comes to covering breaking news, I’m afraid they happen even less. We all are familiar with this scenario: The police scanner suddenly crackles with the news of a fire, reports of smoke coming […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Breaking News · Online · Training

Office Hours — Your local reporter is in

December 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Reporters who are interested in spending time out of their newsrooms while still pleasing their editors and maintaining productivity might consider adopting a simple practice — holding office hours. In many cases, just the phrase “office hours” evokes thoughts of college or grad school, of meetings with professors and teaching assistants in musty, windowless offices. […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Reporting