editor on the verge

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

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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

Unexpected, but valuable, career advice

December 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I never would have considered a career in auto racing, but after reading Jack Lail’s post “What race cars and newspaper websites have in common,” I’m not as worried if I find myself seeking a second career. Jack was commenting on my “Don’t let your website get lapped,” post and drew the connection between NASCAR […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation

Don’t let your website get lapped

December 18th, 2007 · 4 Comments

At too many newspaper websites, there is an all or nothing approach to innovation and change. I am frequently told “we’re going through a redesign” or “we’re getting a new CMS” as just some of the justifications for current site problems or sub-par functionality. But is that really the best approach? Many newsrooms leaders are […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online

Why the “A” section leaves me feeling empty

December 17th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Like many people, I read my local newspapers for the local news. Between the Internet and the 24-hour news networks, I think many of us like to give the limited amount of time that we have to read the newspaper to local stories. Now if you’re a newspaper editor or publisher, none of that is […]



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Tags: Advertising · Best Practices · Industry · Local Newspapers · Online