From the Journalist Perspective

NFL Loses Control Of The Message

Tweet According to the Washington Post, Twitter is allowing the players in camp to send out the message, not the Powers That Be in the NFL. For the first time, fans aren’t dependent on media reports for training camp updates. Players themselves are divulging certain details, from the humorous to the inconsequential, using Twitter feeds. […]

The Separation

Tweet There has to be one if you are a journalist. John Robinson explains why: I suspect every editor can tell stories about conversations with newsmakers who attempt to use their access and perceived friendship to influence coverage, which, predictably, turns out to be negative. I certainly can. I have also worked with editors who loved the access […]

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.

What Category Of Commenter Are You?

Tweet This Is How We Roll asks the question and they identify three types of commenters. The Troll — Everyone knows this guy (and it’s usually a guy), who intentionally visits sites in order to stir things up, provoke a furious reaction from other posters and then disappear. Classic examples are the Free Republic types […]

‘It’s Because I’m Listening’

Tweet From Summer Huggins at Hammock: Statesman editors witnessed the power of social media during Hurricane Ike in September 2008. Robert created a Twitter account specifically for tracking the hurricane, an account that also pointed followers to the Statesman‘s coverage of the storm online, generating more than 300,000 hits from Twitter alone. Robert joked that […]

Print Media Gets A Lifeline

Tweet Now that’s just funny. H/T to Christian Grantham

Newsrooms CAN Use Twitter

Tweet Brittney Gilbert is someone you need to be following and listening to what she says. There are tons of reasons. She is living about what most people are pontificating. And she has some sage advice for newsrooms utilizing Twitter. This is just a few things that she is telling you should and (in my […]

The Nostalgia Of The Good Old Days

Tweet When I started out in news radio back when the first Bush was in office, things were a bit different. One AP teletype screaming random bells each time a story came in was set up next to a coffee maker in the kitchen because it was so loud and more than distracting so we […]

Compiling An Online Toolbox

Tweet In our never-ending journey for some of us who are old dogs trying to learn new tricks, I realized that there are some things from a tech perspective I do utilize. I was sitting with friends last week, and I was going through a bag I carry around. One of the guys I was […]

10 Ways Newspapers Can Save Themselves

Tweet From Mashable: These days, everyone knows that one of the hottest stories any newspaper can cover is that of its own demise. The collapse of print advertising and the downturn in sales, at the news stand and through subscriptions, has led to a frantic search for new ways to monetize content that’s often available […]


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