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Do Journalists Deserve Low Pay?

Tweet Did the headline grab you to? When I saw Robert G. Picard’s post titled “Why Journalists Deserve Low Pay“, it grabbed me. Remember it’s just a headline…it’s meant to grab your attention. Although you may expect this to be a hit piece on journalism, it’s actually an economic explanation of where we are and […]

How to Break a Story Live on YOUR Blog

Tweet Ok, this is the kind of stuff I absolutely love. A reader asks a question about a project he’s doing with some students, and we’re able to use that to show professional journalists how to cover a story in real time on a blog with a mobile phone. Reader Dan writes: A small group […]

Social Networks Are The New Town Squares

Tweet This is a post from journalist Paul Balcerak that everyone should take to heart who learned some very important things after entering the world of journalism. His bulleted points in a post at Wired Journalists is incredibly wise. • Google isn’t Satan. Contrary to what many have said about Google running newspapers into the […]

To Blog Or Not To Blog

Tweet I started blogging roughly three years ago although I have been in news for almost two decades. I started blogging basically to just amuse myself. When you spend day in and day out reporting news and writing editorials, it’s important to have a creative outlet. Thus my personal blog was born. I honestly didn’t […]

Voice Freedom

Tweet Newscoma and I are only a few days into this project, but I’m already having a blast working on it.  One of the things we decided before we even bought a domain name was that we’d maintain our individual voices when writing for this site.  I’m talking about our real writing voices–the ones we […]

Search Engine Optimization Round 1

Tweet So you’re all ready to start blogging, or maybe you’ve been blogging for a while, and the question on your mind is the same one on everyone else’s… “How do I get to the #1 spot on Google?” And let’s be honest here–when we’re talking about search engine optimization (SEO), we’re actually just talking […]

Don’t Forget to Add Tags!

Tweet No, this isn’t a Christmas post.  Although it would make sense because that’s about how far behind I am.  This is about those pesky little things in WordPress and other publishing software called “tags”.  They’re easy to ignore, because they aren’t required to publish a post.  But if you aren’t using them, you’re missing […]

Changing Themes and Lost Your Widgets?

Tweet So I have a, umm, friend who was changing themes on her WordPress blog.  Not a problem right?  Shouldn’t be, but she was unable to find her Recent Comments widget in the new theme.  She wasn’t able to add it, although she could see it existed.   Where did it go? Here’s the quick fix.  […]


Tweet As an aging journalist with a heart of gold (well, all right, at least I think so) I found this through Dave Winer this evening. It’s called Tweetree. It appears to be keeping our tweets together and works from various platforms. Check it out. It seems to work very effectively and I’m thinking I’m […]

My News My Way

Tweet I’ve been away for a few days visiting the in-laws who are sans broadband, and I have a lot of catching up to do, so I’ll keep this short… For the last four days, I’ve been completely out of touch with the world, even though I was in Miami, which is a huge media […]


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