editor on the verge

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

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Come back now, you hear

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Coming up this week on Editor on the verge: Journalists and new technologies; the need for evangelists in the newsroom; the impact of technophobes in our ranks; the potential of photo galleries and much more.

So have a great Sunday and make sure to check back starting tomorrow morning.

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How newspapers covered Black Friday

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Black Friday as covered by a variety of newspapers from around the web:

The New York Times package included two stories and a slide show.

For coverage from across the Hudson River, check out the The Star-Ledger (Newark, NJ), who also included a photo gallery.

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Black Friday opportunities

November 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

I had a reporter who, years ago, got in line at 4 a.m. on Black Friday to be able to tell our readers what it felt like to among the hundreds of shoppers who had lined up hours in advance of a store opening.

While we lacked the video and audio tools available in most newsrooms today, she was able to write a compelling story about the club-like atmosphere where mothers, girlfriends and college students huddled together on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. And together with some photos, it was the centerpiece of our Saturday newspaper.

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Helped needed throughout the year

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Despite what your local news station and newspaper might lead you to believe, poverty and hunger are issues year round and not just during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Your local food pantry appreciates your help now, but even more importantly, during the rest of the year when they’re not the center of attention. And community non-profits that help the elderly, families in crisis and the poor would welcome your donations and attention throughout the year – especially during the summer.

So watch the reports and read the stories, learn about those in need in your own communities and remember that they are still there when the turkey is gone and the tree has been put away and the holidays are just a memory.

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