editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Innovation'

Agoraphobics in your newsroom?

December 14th, 2007 · 2 Comments

I must say that I’m still surprised when I walk into a newsroom and see most of the reporters sitting at their desks, talking on phones and/or working on computers. As editors are fond of saying, the best stories are not found on the other end of a phone and, given the mobile technology that […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Branding · Breaking News · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Online

Do you know where your newspaper is online? – UPDATED

December 12th, 2007 · 2 Comments

“If you build it, they will come,” goes the line from the popular Kevin Costner film “Field of Dreams.” Too often though, when it comes to online news operations, that line should read “if you don’t tell anyone you built it, will they still come?” Increasingly newspaper websites are embracing social news/networking sites. You see […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · YouTube

Oprah endorses Obama, my vote’s for Twitter

December 10th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Recently there have been about a half dozen blog posts about Twitter as a potential tool for newsrooms. Most recently, Steve Outing wrote about the idea of City Desk editors using Twitter to cover breaking news. Other pieces cover a variety of related ideas and are listed below, in case you haven’t read them yet. […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online

New York Times, you disappoint me

November 29th, 2007 · No Comments

I am disappointed so far with the “Talk to the newsroom” feature with Fiona Spruill, Editor of the Web Newsroom, that is currently happening at nytimes.com. In this reoccurring Q&A (previous columns have featured Executive Editor Bill Keller, Obituaries Editor Bill McDonald and Assistant Managing Editor Glenn Kramon) readers e-mail in questions (what, no online […]



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Tags: Industry · Innovation