editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Beat Development'

Reporters should pay attention to their online reputation

February 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Do you know who is talking about you? Newspaper reporters are used to readers writing letters to the editor complaining about or complementing their work. They know that their names can be raised at governmental meetings and even in other publications. But are they equally aware that their names may appear in online forums, chat [...]

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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Online · Reporting

Don’t just go for the data home run

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I’m a big fan of data. My first newspaper job involved working with Paradox and Q&A for a project that analyzed municipal services in New York City. And a I applaud newspapers for attempting to empower their readers by providing them with a variety of government data. But I really wish that before they waded [...]

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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Best Practices · Data · Innovation · Online · Tools · Traffic

What did you get out of the last site you visited?

January 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I know that many people believe that a website is only worth what you get out of it. Well today, many of you received a personal email from me encouraging you to join Wired Journalists, a new online community. To give you a sense of how valuable I think it is, here’s what I got [...]

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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Innovation · Online · Tools · Wired Journalists

Don’t tell them it’s training, just say you’re chatting

January 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So I’m guessing that your newsroom, like many, is populated with reporters who are comfortable working, eating and even sleeping at their desks. So it’s no surprise that, when you try to hold a brown bag lunch meeting or a brain-storming session, only the usual suspects attend. Increasing participation is a challenge we have all [...]

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