editor on the verge

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

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How not to get that journalism-related job

April 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Over the years, I’ve interviewed my fair share of candidates. And while the positions I’ve been hiring for have changed and the candidates have varied, here are five areas that keep my head shaking in disbelief. So consider these points as either observations or, if you’re looking for a job, words of caution: No One […]



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At a loss for words

March 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

So a funny thing happened to me on my way to starting my new job. In addition to everyone in our household (with the exception of our cat, Boo) getting monstrously sick, I managed to lose my bloggers voice. I initially chalked up the occurrence to the toll the flu had taken on my body, […]



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Bad online practices from the New York Times

March 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments

OK, here’s a prime example of a lost linking opportunity that actually annoyed at least one reader (me). On Sunday, the New York Times posted a story “Dancers in the Crowd Bring Back ‘Thriller’.” It’s an interesting and entertaining piece about how Sony BMG has used viral marketing as part of the 25th anniversary of […]



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In the name of efficiency, think first

March 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I believe that the phrase “no one can do it all and frankly no one should” must be part of the discussion at any newspaper serious about their online operation. As I wrote in a previous post, there is a growing sentiment at many papers that there are just too few people to tackle what […]



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