editor on the verge

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

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What type of RSS newsfeeds do you serve?

January 9th, 2008 · 10 Comments

Does your site offer complete meals or just a tasting menu? The debate over partial versus full RSS feeds is far from new, but is just as relevant today. And as more newspapers, thankfully, offer RSS feeds, the issue is worth reexamining. This is another topic where, I believe, the online practices of newspapers are […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Blogging · Branding · Industry · RSS · Traffic

This is not how to treat your readers

January 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Don’t do this to your readers. This is why you should test your site before you launch. Take that extra day or two or three and make sure everything, including your links, work and that you’ve remembered to remove dummy copy.



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Tags: Best Practices · Design · Industry · Online · Traffic

Data done wrong

January 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Data is all the rage nowadays. From Gannett’s Asbury Park Press’s DataUniverse to Roanoke’s DataSphere it seems as if every newspaper wants to have an online portion of their website devoted to showing off their data prowess. But there is a problem with many of these sites. In addition to being what Matt Waite so […]



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Tags: Analytics · Best Practices · Data · Industry · Innovation · Online · Traffic

And why not reward performance

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

If a person were to read much of the recent discussion about the ways journalists (AKA reporters and columnists) should be compensated, they might walk away believing that performance-based compensation is a foreign concept in today’s news organizations. Yet as anyone who works in a newsroom and ventures into other parts of their building likely […]



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Tags: Analytics · Compensation · Industry · Online · Traffic