editor on the verge

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

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Entries from February 2008

How the newspaper industry squandered the writer’s strike

February 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I wonder if, during the height of the writer’s strike, newspapers missed out on an opportunity to reintroduce their printed products and/or websites to readers looking for alternatives to reruns and Reality TV? It just seems to me that, as more people were turning to their computers and/or picking up books, newspapers could have used […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Industry · MySpace · Online · Traffic · Video · YouTube

TMZ has more to offer… No, really

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

So evidently someone was thinking that there’s more that TMZ could teach newspapers then just how to run a story meeting. On Friday, TMZ Founder Harvey Levin spoke to journalism students at NYU. You can find coverage here and here. If you were in attendance, feel free to add your own take on his appearance.



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Tags: Education · Industry · Leadership

Pardon the interruption

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

My apologies if you have tried to visit my site in the past 16 hours. My hosting company, DreamHost, turned an 8 hour server relocation project into a 16-hour nightmare. And then to add to the situation, my site and connected services didn’t just “come back up” once they were done. In any case, the […]



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Tags: Editor on the verge · Mission

Remember it’s not over until November 3

February 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you think that surviving your state’s primary or caucus now means you can chill, I would urge you to think again. While covering the political machinations leading up to the party conventions or Nov. 3 might not be glamorous or exciting, to your readers it’s just as important. For many newspapers, covering the caucus […]



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