editor on the verge

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

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Data done wrong

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Data is all the rage nowadays. From Gannett’s Asbury Park Press’s DataUniverse to Roanoke’s DataSphere it seems as if every newspaper wants to have an online portion of their website devoted to showing off their data prowess. But there is a problem with many of these sites. In addition to being what Matt Waite so […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Data · Industry · Innovation · Online · Traffic

And why not reward performance

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

If a person were to read much of the recent discussion about the ways journalists (AKA reporters and columnists) should be compensated, they might walk away believing that performance-based compensation is a foreign concept in today’s news organizations. Yet as anyone who works in a newsroom and ventures into other parts of their building likely […]



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Tags: Analytics · Compensation · Industry · Online · Traffic

Get the most from your online data

December 31st, 2007 · 6 Comments

Recent posts by Jack Lail and Patrick Beeson got me wondering about how newspapers use the online data they collect. On Sunday, Jack wrote a post about the firing of career columnist Penelope Trunk allegedly because “her columns commanded low advertising rates.” He explained that: “Print media writers look askance at how ratings affect TV […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Metrics · Online

It’s NOT good enough – UPDATED

December 28th, 2007 · 3 Comments

It’s particularly on days like Thursday, Dec. 27, when the Associated Press must feel good about it itself. As most people now know, Thursday morning Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on a street in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Although this tragic event occurred early in the morning, most New Jersey daily newspapers appeared either ill-prepared […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Breaking News · Industry · Local Newspapers · Online · Reporting