editor on the verge

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

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Entries from December 2007

Oprah endorses Obama, my vote’s for Twitter

December 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Recently there have been about a half dozen blog posts about Twitter as a potential tool for newsrooms. Most recently, Steve Outing wrote about the idea of City Desk editors using Twitter to cover breaking news. Other pieces cover a variety of related ideas and are listed below, in case you haven’t read them yet. […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online

A hire every newspaper should make

December 8th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I think it is great that the Knight Foundation has decided to create a position for an “Online Community Manager.” On both their website and via a YouTube video, they sum the position up as: “Do you live and breathe the blogosphere and practically live on the Net? Do you have a track record of […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Industry · Online

An issue worth correcting, newspapers and errors

December 6th, 2007 · 2 Comments

At times, I read through more printed newspapers in the span of a week than my cohorts typically do in a month or even a year. While there are many consistencies, one that stands out is how newspapers handle corrections. From the New York Times to Pocono Record, you can typically scan the bottom of […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Online

Technical problems

December 6th, 2007 · No Comments

We seem to be having a problem with my previous post. I hope to have it working again soon. Thanks for your patience. UPDATE: Seems that reposting it helped.



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