editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Reporting'

Obama video offers valuable lesson

February 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve noticed that quite a few media/journalism bloggers have written posts about the will.i.am/Jesse Dylan produced Barack Obama music video. Bloggers from Jeff Jarvis to J.D. Lasica and Wendy Withers have posted the video and many cases written about it, mostly focusing on its political implications. While the politics of the video struck me as […]



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Tags: Online · Reporting · technology · Video · YouTube

Don’t tell them it’s training, just say you’re chatting

January 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

So I’m guessing that your newsroom, like many, is populated with reporters who are comfortable working, eating and even sleeping at their desks. So it’s no surprise that, when you try to hold a brown bag lunch meeting or a brain-storming session, only the usual suspects attend. Increasing participation is a challenge we have all […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Innovation · Reporting · Tools · Training

Postmortems can improve newspapers

January 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

Part of the motivation behind my previous post was that I find, in many newsrooms, training has taken a real hit in recent years and when money is made available, more often then not, it’s used on the reporting, photo or design staffs. Assistant editors, all too often, are expected to just get it and/or […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Traffic · Training

Assistant editors, go online to improve team performance

January 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Last week, I offered tips that reporters could use to keep and advance their careers. They included: publishing your own newsletter, using double-sided business cards, how social networking sites can help you expand your beat, promote your own work online, and the value of forming your own reader feedback panel. My hope was that these […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Editors · Leadership · Reporting · Training