editor on the verge

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

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Entries Tagged as '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

A crowdsourcing experiment

January 8th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A friend of mine and former colleague emailed me Monday. He’s just been appointed city editor at a daily newspaper and is addressing his staff for the first time on Thursday and asked (probably half jokingly) if I had any words of wisdom. Knowing that this is his first management post, and remembering what it […]



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Tags: Best Practices · Industry · Leadership · Training

Can you spare five minutes for a better story?

December 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Conversations between reporters and editors are a great thing. But at many newspapers, they don’t happen nearly often enough and when it comes to covering breaking news, I’m afraid they happen even less. We all are familiar with this scenario: The police scanner suddenly crackles with the news of a fire, reports of smoke coming […]



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Tags: Beat Development · Best Practices · Breaking News · Online · Training

Journalism bloggers, remember who has the power

December 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Recently Howard Owens, Jeff Jarvis, Pat Thornton, and many, many other journalism/media bloggers have crafted posts about what newspaper journalists are or are not doing, about what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong and about what they should be doing that they’re not. Owens, Jarvis, Thornton, heck all of these gifted […]



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Tags: Blogging · Industry · Innovation · Training