editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Industry'

Staying focused matters most

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

As many of you might have read today, the company I work for, Ottaway, is “in play”. What that means for myself or the rest of the employees I don’t think anyone knows for sure. So, sorry if I can’t offer any insight or guidance. What I can tell you is that this is a […]

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Tags: Industry · Mission

Help Wanted: Totally out of touch reporter

November 27th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I’ve been thinking recently about the skills we expect from new reporters. If you peruse help-wanted ads for newspaper reporters on JournalismJobs.com, you find description of required skills such as: “The ability to write fast, in a concise, effective manner, is another key qualification for this position.”

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Tags: Industry · Local Newspapers

Is there good traffic reporting online?

November 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Does online traffic reporting work for you? While broadcast cable news spent most of Wednesday talking covering the situation at local airports and, in the case if CNN, highlighting the road traffic data available either through Google Maps or traffic.com, it wasn’t typically until the early afternoon that newspapers got on the bandwagon. Most newspaper […]

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Tags: Industry · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Online · Traffic

Crime coverage worth your time

November 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Interested in how other newspapers are covering crime online? Well most of the online coverage has been about newspapers using mapping to enhance their coverage. Back in September, Danny Sanchez over at Journaslistopia compiled a list of nearly two dozen newspaper crime-mapping efforts. The Google Maps Mania blog keeps a running list of crime and […]

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Tags: Best Practices · Crime · Industry