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Tweet From John Robinson on newspapers. We aren’t really supposed to be popular. We are supposed to chronicle the life of the community and help people to participate best in their democracy. Sometimes, these things make you unpopular.

What Goes Into Designing a News Site?

Tweet Here’s a great post I saw linked on Twitter by @patrickbeeson. It describes the thought process that went into the redesign of the Evansville Courier & Press, a Scripps paper. The new site presents readers with links to related content at the end of each story – where readers have finished with one task […]

Those Spammy Facebook Updates You’ve Been Getting

Tweet BBC has the skinny. Apparently some passwords were obtained through a phishing scam. The result is all of us have been receiving messages and updates on Facebook that link to bogus sites. Security experts say part of the problem is that members are using passwords that are just too weak, ones like family or […]

Social Network Links on Every Post

Tweet Aunt Bea asked a question about placing social networking links at the bottom of posts. Simple answer…there’s a plugin for that–Sociable makes it super easy to place those little buttons at the bottom of every post. Right out of the virtual box, Sociable automatically puts these links a the end of every post. In […]

100 Free WordPress Themes For 2009

Tweet Smashing Magazine has 100 new themes for those of you who might be inclined to change it up sometime. High quality free WordPress Themes have become harder and harder to find in the past year, with the influx of premium themes, more and more designers and developers are selling themes (and rightly so, they […]

She Is Right You Know

Tweet Cathy at Domestic Psychology has a winner. I won’t spoil it for you, just go there. And she was spot on about the new Star Trek too. Just saying.

Yeah, About All That Stuff You Wrote

Tweet Want to hear a really weird reason why a newspaper could have trouble generating revenue online? Deleting content could possibly do that to you… The Web sites of the two newspapers merged about a month ago, with the archives of the IHT being consumed into The NY Times. Consumed is the operative word because […]

Installing WordPress Gets Even Easier

Tweet I totally recommend getting a hosting package that includes Fantastico. It makes installing WordPress about as easy as it could possibly be. But now there’s an option for those that don’t have Fantastico–EasyWP Install. DailyBlogTips has more details.

Evolving Because We Don’t Have A Choice

Tweet The news continues to be bad for many journalists so I keep trying to find the good ones. As a person that is still on the cusp of whether or not she will have a job by the end of the year, it’s disheartening to always see bad news. I had trouble finding any […]

A Wealth of Great Twitter Info For Journalists

Tweet Check out Mashable’s Journalist’s Guide to Twitter. While there are lots of tools for doing stuff with Twitter, remember to keep perspective in the Twitterverse. Just because a news story is big on the microblogging site, doesn’t always necessarily mean it is offline. DeRusha reminded journalists that it’s important to still get out and […]

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