editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Industry'

When the walls start crumbling it’s time to act

February 6th, 2008 · 9 Comments

At too many newspapers reporters have been given smart phones to use when they’re out in their beats only to return to the office and work on circa-1980s desktop computers. They sit on chairs that are held together by bubblegum and Scotch tape and talk on phones that are a mix of handsets, cords and […]



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Tags: Compensation · Industry · Leadership · Online · revenue

Your newsroom could learn something from TMZ… No, really

February 2nd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Do your story meetings look like TMZ‘s? If not, maybe they should? In most newsrooms, story meetings are near clandestine events, with participants marching, piles of paper in hand, to a conference room (or office) only to emerge anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour and a half later looking haggard and, in some cases, […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Editors · Industry · Innovation · Meetings

Because it bothers me . . .

January 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I find it interesting that we frequently talk about context. We bemoan the lack of it and plead for its inclusion. Yet at the same time many, many, many media and/or journalism bloggers choose to use as daily blog posts their del.icio.us or other social bookmarking feeds. And in most cases, they provide these lists […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Blogging · Industry · Leadership

Experimentation is the path to online success

January 27th, 2008 · 11 Comments

One of the things that I truly love about having my own blog is the opportunity to experiment. This site has become my own personal laboratory where I can try out new ideas. If I read of something and want to see what it can do, I try it. And if it works I keep […]



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