editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Reporting'

Reporters should pay attention to their online reputation

February 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Do you know who is talking about you? Newspaper reporters are used to readers writing letters to the editor complaining about or complementing their work. They know that their names can be raised at governmental meetings and even in other publications. But are they equally aware that their names may appear in online forums, chat [...]

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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Online · Reporting

Does your newspaper hide from its readers?

February 16th, 2008 · 4 Comments

I recently wanted to get in touch with a former colleague, but when I visited his newspaper’s website I quickly discovered that reaching anyone at his newspaper wouldn’t be that simple. And his newspaper is not alone. If we’re in the communication business, why do we make it so difficult for people to communicate with [...]

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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Carnival of Journalism · Editors · Industry · Online · Reporting · Traffic

Online story presentation: Give me a break

February 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Too many newspaper websites are simply online recreations of their printed products. These sites do little to take advantage of the opportunities being online provide. And worse, what bad habits they have in print, they replicate online. Case in point — long stories. It is well known that “lack of time” is one of the [...]

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Tags: Audience Development · Best Practices · Industry · Innovation · Online · Reporting · Traffic

Remember it’s not over until November 3

February 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

If you think that surviving your state’s primary or caucus now means you can chill, I would urge you to think again. While covering the political machinations leading up to the party conventions or Nov. 3 might not be glamorous or exciting, to your readers it’s just as important. For many newspapers, covering the caucus [...]

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