editor on the verge

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

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Entries from February 2008

Don’t let bad content decisions take the wind out of your sails

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

How fast can you turn your ship? When I look at many newspaper websites, I just can’t help but wonder why some stories are in a featured homepage slot and, even more so, why they remain there for so long. I recognize that every market has it’s own issues and what is a popular story […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Data · Design · Industry · Metrics · Traffic

“Yes, we’re working on it…”

February 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Technical problems persist. I hope to have a new post up later this evening. Sorry for the interruption and I appreciate your continued support and interest.



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Tags: Mission

Palm Beach looks to the future

February 13th, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Palm Beach Post has decided to actually do what so many people in journalism have only been willing to talk about. But with the exception of a few blog posts including one from Erica Smith of graphicdesignr.net fame, that news has largely gone ignored. Just about a week ago, Managing Editor Bill Rose announced […]



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Tags: Industry · Innovation · Leadership · Online · Organization

Online story presentation: Give me a break

February 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Too many newspaper websites are simply online recreations of their printed products. These sites do little to take advantage of the opportunities being online provide. And worse, what bad habits they have in print, they replicate online. Case in point — long stories. It is well known that “lack of time” is one of the […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · Reporting · Traffic