editor on the verge

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

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Entries from December 2007

Agoraphobics in your newsroom?

December 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I must say that I’m still surprised when I walk into a newsroom and see most of the reporters sitting at their desks, talking on phones and/or working on computers. As editors are fond of saying, the best stories are not found on the other end of a phone and, given the mobile technology that […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Branding · Breaking News · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Online

Snow does not have to blow

December 13th, 2007 · 6 Comments

NOTE: I’m proud to be participating today, along with fellow journalism bloggers from around the world in the Carnival of Journalism. In addition to reading my post please visit the Carnival host site and see what my colleagues are writing about. Not sure what a blog carnival is? Check out this entry on Wikipedia. Now […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Breaking News · Local Newspapers · Online · Weather

Do you know where your newspaper is online? – UPDATED

December 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“If you build it, they will come,” goes the line from the popular Kevin Costner film “Field of Dreams.” Too often though, when it comes to online news operations, that line should read “if you don’t tell anyone you built it, will they still come?” Increasingly newspaper websites are embracing social news/networking sites. You see […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · YouTube

How well do you know your readers?

December 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Am I really a hypocrite? A colleague recently asked me why I schedule my blog post to be published at 6 a.m. He pointed out that it was decidedly old-school to write something and then let it sit around. Didn’t I see a problem in giving lectures to online editors about the immediacy of the […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Online