editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Leadership'

Online tools that can be your secret

January 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

OK, judging from the response I received to the recent team building tech and postmortem posts, maybe it would help to step back and focus on something more personal, perhaps something that assistant editors can use to help themselves. I know first-hand how much the computer systems at many newspapers leave you wanting something more. […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Online · Organization · Ottaway · Tools

Postmortems can improve newspapers

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Part of the motivation behind my previous post was that I find, in many newsrooms, training has taken a real hit in recent years and when money is made available, more often then not, it’s used on the reporting, photo or design staffs. Assistant editors, all too often, are expected to just get it and/or […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Traffic · Training

Assistant editors, go online to improve team performance

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, I offered tips that reporters could use to keep and advance their careers. They included: publishing your own newsletter, using double-sided business cards, how social networking sites can help you expand your beat, promote your own work online, and the value of forming your own reader feedback panel. My hope was that these […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Training

A crowdsourcing experiment

January 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A friend of mine and former colleague emailed me Monday. He’s just been appointed city editor at a daily newspaper and is addressing his staff for the first time on Thursday and asked (probably half jokingly) if I had any words of wisdom. Knowing that this is his first management post, and remembering what it […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Leadership · Training