editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Industry'

Newsroom leaders, change or step aside

January 4th, 2008 · 16 Comments

Effective organizational change requires a strong leader — a leader who does not just embrace the message of change but models it. The problem facing the newspaper industry is that too many newspaper leaders do neither. So more than just change, what our newspapers need are revolutions. How can we expect editors to be agents […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Leadership

Are you setting yourself up for a “beat”down?

January 4th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the great things about your newspaper having a website is that the painful sting of getting beaten does not have to last a full day. It used to be that reporters would grab a copy of the competitor’s newspaper on the way to work, discover that they had been beaten and have to […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Breaking News · Google · Industry · Local Newspapers · Online · Reporting

Data done wrong

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Data is all the rage nowadays. From Gannett’s Asbury Park Press’s DataUniverse to Roanoke’s DataSphere it seems as if every newspaper wants to have an online portion of their website devoted to showing off their data prowess. But there is a problem with many of these sites. In addition to being what Matt Waite so […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Data · Industry · Innovation · Online · Traffic

And why not reward performance

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

If a person were to read much of the recent discussion about the ways journalists (AKA reporters and columnists) should be compensated, they might walk away believing that performance-based compensation is a foreign concept in today’s news organizations. Yet as anyone who works in a newsroom and ventures into other parts of their building likely […]



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Tags: Analytics · Compensation · Industry · Online · Traffic