editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Innovation'

Don’t just go for the data home run

January 31st, 2008 · No Comments

I’m a big fan of data. My first newspaper job involved working with Paradox and Q&A for a project that analyzed municipal services in New York City. And a I applaud newspapers for attempting to empower their readers by providing them with a variety of government data. But I really wish that before they waded […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Best Practices · Data · Innovation · Online · Tools · Traffic

Strengthen the blogging community in your area

January 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments

In his blog The Exploding Newsroom, John Hassell poses the fascinating question — just how do newspapers build relationships with local bloggers? I’ll admit that I started thinking about writing this piece after just reading the beginning of his post. While he offers “one simple way to start: Make the local blogosphere a beat,” I […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Blogging · Innovation · Online · Tools · Training

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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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Blogging · Editor on the verge · Industry · Innovation · Online · Podcasts · Tools · Traffic

Ode to an Assistant Editor

January 25th, 2008 · No Comments

While last week, I focused on tips and suggestions for reporters, this week my emphasis has been on assistant editors. And I hope that you’ve found my suggestions — personal chat rooms, online tools, postmortems, Google Groups and Ning — relevant and useful. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great assistant editors; they’ve been […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Editors · Innovation · Leadership · Tools · Training