editor on the verge

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

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Your guide to the Best of 2007 and Year in Review lists

December 27th, 2007 · No Comments

It’s the time of the year when seemingly every newspaper, news magazine and online news outlet is putting together their Year in Review and Best or Most Important Stories of the Year packages. I honestly don’t know who likes these more, readers or the people that work at the newspapers. For those of you who […]



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Tags: Annual Events · Best Practices · Industry · Lists · Online

Website changes + no notice = frustrated readers

December 26th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Everyone loves a surprise, right? When it comes to Hanukkah, Christmas for even birthday gifts, surprises are a big hit. But in terms of your website, surprises don’t really work. Having been part of a number of redesigns, I can tell you that out of all the complaints that will typically come in, number one […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · Ottaway

When it comes to online staffing newspapers should play to win

December 24th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Although most newspaper companies appear set on a path that now includes significant emphasis on developing online products, just how they accomplish that varies from company to company. While some newspapers are seeking out partnerships, albeit even bad ones, others are going at it alone, building their staffs and charting their own courses. All these […]



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Tags: Advertising · Industry · Innovation · Online

Can you spare five minutes for a better story?

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Conversations between reporters and editors are a great thing. But at many newspapers, they don’t happen nearly often enough and when it comes to covering breaking news, I’m afraid they happen even less. We all are familiar with this scenario: The police scanner suddenly crackles with the news of a fire, reports of smoke coming […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Breaking News · Online · Training