editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Leadership'

TMZ has more to offer… No, really

February 9th, 2008 · No Comments

So evidently someone was thinking that there’s more that TMZ could teach newspapers then just how to run a story meeting. On Friday, TMZ Founder Harvey Levin spoke to journalism students at NYU. You can find coverage here and here. If you were in attendance, feel free to add your own take on his appearance.



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Tags: Education · Industry · Leadership

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

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

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