editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Local Newspapers'

Help Wanted: Totally out of touch reporter

November 27th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I’ve been thinking recently about the skills we expect from new reporters. If you peruse help-wanted ads for newspaper reporters on JournalismJobs.com, you find description of required skills such as: “The ability to write fast, in a concise, effective manner, is another key qualification for this position.”



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Tags: Industry · Local Newspapers

How newspapers covered Black Friday

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Black Friday as covered by a variety of newspapers from around the web: The New York Times package included two stories and a slide show. For coverage from across the Hudson River, check out the The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), who also included a photo gallery.



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Tags: Annual Events · Local Newspapers

Black Friday opportunities

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I had a reporter who, years ago, got in line at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to be able to tell our readers what it felt like to among the hundreds of shoppers who had lined up hours in advance of a store opening. While we lacked the video and audio tools available in most […]



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Tags: Annual Events · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Video

Helped needed throughout the year

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Despite what your local news station and newspaper might lead you to believe, poverty and hunger are issues year round and not just during Thanksgiving and Christmas. Your local food pantry appreciates your help now, but even more importantly, during the rest of the year when they’re not the center of attention. And community non-profits […]



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Tags: Annual Events · Local Newspapers