editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Editors'

Ode to an Assistant Editor

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

While last week, I focused on tips and suggestions for reporters, this week my emphasis has been on assistant editors. And I hope that you’ve found my suggestions — personal chat rooms, online tools, postmortems, Google Groups and Ning — relevant and useful. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great assistant editors; they’ve been […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Editors · Innovation · Leadership · Tools · Training

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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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Innovation · Reporting · Tools · Training

Online tools that can be your secret

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

OK, judging from the response I received to the recent team building tech and postmortem posts, maybe it would help to step back and focus on something more personal, perhaps something that assistant editors can use to help themselves. I know first-hand how much the computer systems at many newspapers leave you wanting something more. […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Online · Organization · Ottaway · Tools

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