editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Industry'

On Sundays, murder is an easy sale

November 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

If there is murder, deadly fires and general mayhem leading your local newscast, it MUST be Sunday night. Despite the bleak nature of these types of stories they are the ones TV news often relies on. And like TV, newspapers also have a tendency to depend on crime reporting. Why do they do it? Because […]



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Tags: Breaking News · Industry · TV

All hail Digg the liberator!!!

November 15th, 2007 · No Comments

On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal announced a new program that will “enable its users to submit WSJ.com articles to Digg… and allow Digg users to view content currently available to WSJ.com subscribers.” After years of Journal content living behind a paid firewall, the reaction to the announcement has been expectedly euphoric. Is Digg’s goal […]



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Tags: Industry · Online

How Andy Rooney entertains himself

November 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Ok, so for those of your who missed Andy Rooney’s segment on 60 Minutes, the resident curmudgeon turned his “sharp” wit to newspapers, of all things. As you can see from this clip (sorry, CBS won’t let me embed their videos) Rooney complains about “vague” headlines, “cluttered” ads and reporters covering stories they really don’t […]



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Tags: Industry · Local Newspapers