editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Beat Development'

Postmortems can improve newspapers

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Part of the motivation behind my previous post was that I find, in many newsrooms, training has taken a real hit in recent years and when money is made available, more often then not, it’s used on the reporting, photo or design staffs. Assistant editors, all too often, are expected to just get it and/or […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Traffic · Training

Assistant editors, go online to improve team performance

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, I offered tips that reporters could use to keep and advance their careers. They included: publishing your own newsletter, using double-sided business cards, how social networking sites can help you expand your beat, promote your own work online, and the value of forming your own reader feedback panel. My hope was that these […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Training

A different way of approaching meeting coverage – UPDATED

January 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Are there any newspaper reporters using Twitter to cover council meetings? I know that we’ve seen examples of sporting events being covered via Twitter, but I don’t recall anyone saying that they are using it to report on municipal types of events. I’m sure there are those of you who are already shaking your heads […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Blogging · Innovation · Mobile · Online · Reporting · Traffic · Twitter

Consider forming your own reader feedback group

January 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

How often do you bring your readers together? I know that probably sounds like a strange question and I can already imagine some of you sitting there shaking your heads as you read this, but seriously, how often do you get a group of readers (and even potential readers) together to talk? This isn’t such […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Branding · Innovation · Reporting · Research