editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Best Practices'

Are your newspaper racks working for or against you?

December 22nd, 2007 · 7 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I would never buy something from a store whose sign was falling off, that had graffiti scrawled on its walls, a window that can barely be seen through and a door that was dented — not to mention products that weren’t always current or were frequently sold out. Yet […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Branding · Industry · Innovation · Local Newspapers

Can you spare five minutes for a better story?

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Conversations between reporters and editors are a great thing. But at many newspapers, they don’t happen nearly often enough and when it comes to covering breaking news, I’m afraid they happen even less. We all are familiar with this scenario: The police scanner suddenly crackles with the news of a fire, reports of smoke coming […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Breaking News · Online · Training

Office Hours — Your local reporter is in

December 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Reporters who are interested in spending time out of their newsrooms while still pleasing their editors and maintaining productivity might consider adopting a simple practice — holding office hours. In many cases, just the phrase “office hours” evokes thoughts of college or grad school, of meetings with professors and teaching assistants in musty, windowless offices. […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Reporting

A little applause please

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Please join me in congratulating the four Ottaway newspapers who are finalists in the Newspaper Association of America’s Digital Edge Awards. I’m proud to be able to say that I work with the talented people at these sites and I’m happy, especially at this moment in the groups history, for them to be receiving this […]



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Tags: Awards · Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · Ottaway