editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Ottaway'

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

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

A little applause please

December 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Please join me in congratulating the four Ottaway newspapers who are finalists in the Newspaper Association of America’s Digital Edge Awards. I’m proud to be able to say that I work with the talented people at these sites and I’m happy, especially at this moment in the groups history, for them to be receiving this […]



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

Why Meta Tags are important – even for you

December 3rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Lately at Ottaway, we’ve been encouraging the online staff at our newspapers to complete the meta tags for the pages on their sites — specifically keywords and descriptions. Not generic keywords or descriptions mind you, but relevant and researched data. Simply put, we see incomplete tags as missed opportunities. But as I spoke with friends […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Meta Tags · Ottaway