editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Industry'

Keep them coming back for more – UPDATED

January 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Primaries and caucuses can be a traffic boon for newspaper websites. The days leading up to Election Day, the day of and even the days immediately thereafter can bring thousands and thousands of new unique visitors and possibly tens of thousands additional page views (and many, many, many more for larger papers). While most newsrooms […]



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Tags: Analytics · Audience Development · Best Practices · Branding · Industry · Innovation · Online

Dreaming of a pay day

January 10th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I have to say that I’m surprised that there are still news organizations even contemplating a pay model. While reading the Terms of Service (I know, I know, hold the lectures about the geekiness of reading TOS) for one of my local newspapers, I came across this gem: “Currently, service is free to all users […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Local Newspapers · Online

A second life for online content

January 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Is it a bad thing if the New York Times is repurposing blog content for print? On Wednesday, New York Observer Leon Neyfakh, reported in his “Off the Record” column that the Times was planning on printing portions of the “City Room” blog in the daily newspaper. “While items from City Room are regularly repackaged […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Blogging · Branding · Industry · Innovation · Online

What type of RSS newsfeeds do you serve?

January 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Does your site offer complete meals or just a tasting menu? The debate over partial versus full RSS feeds is far from new, but is just as relevant today. And as more newspapers, thankfully, offer RSS feeds, the issue is worth reexamining. This is another topic where, I believe, the online practices of newspapers are […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Blogging · Branding · Industry · RSS · Traffic