editor on the verge

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

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Entries from December 2007

A little applause please

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Please join me in congratulating the four Ottaway newspapers who are finalists in the Newspaper Association of America’s Digital Edge Awards. I’m proud to be able to say that I work with the talented people at these sites and I’m happy, especially at this moment in the groups history, for them to be receiving this […]

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Tags: Awards · Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · Ottaway

Nicely said

December 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Ryan Sholin had a nice tight post today. Sweet and to the point (if he wrote for Gannett, corporate would have been proud) he recommended that reporters resist the urge to stand on the “sidelines,” and offered four ways for them to get involved including sharing bookmarks with del.icio.us. Great suggestions. The only caveat I […]

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Tags: Best Practices · del.icio.us · Innovation · Online

Unexpected, but valuable, career advice

December 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I never would have considered a career in auto racing, but after reading Jack Lail’s post “What race cars and newspaper websites have in common,” I’m not as worried if I find myself seeking a second career. Jack was commenting on my “Don’t let your website get lapped,” post and drew the connection between NASCAR […]

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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation

Don’t let your website get lapped

December 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

At too many newspaper websites, there is an all or nothing approach to innovation and change. I am frequently told “we’re going through a redesign” or “we’re getting a new CMS” as just some of the justifications for current site problems or sub-par functionality. But is that really the best approach? Many newsrooms leaders are […]

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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online