editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as 'Reporting'

Newsletters – your secret to developing sources

January 13th, 2008 · 6 Comments

OK, so enough talking about ways to save the newspaper industry or the local newspaper. How about spending some time on something way more important, like how to save and advance your own reporting career? Well I’ve got an idea that will impress your editors, make your colleagues jealous and even make your job easier. […]



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Tags: Audience Development · Beat Development · Best Practices · Branding · Innovation · Reporting

Are you setting yourself up for a “beat”down?

January 4th, 2008 · No Comments

One of the great things about your newspaper having a website is that the painful sting of getting beaten does not have to last a full day. It used to be that reporters would grab a copy of the competitor’s newspaper on the way to work, discover that they had been beaten and have to […]



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

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

Office Hours — Your local reporter is in

December 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

Reporters who are interested in spending time out of their newsrooms while still pleasing their editors and maintaining productivity might consider adopting a simple practice — holding office hours. In many cases, just the phrase “office hours” evokes thoughts of college or grad school, of meetings with professors and teaching assistants in musty, windowless offices. […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Innovation · Local Newspapers · Reporting