University-newspaper partnerships can play role in reinventing journalism

When Greg Munno started CNYSpeaks in June 2008, he was the civic engagement editor for the Syracuse Post-Standard in Upstate New York. Inspired by the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Great Expectations project, CNYSpeaks was aimed at rallying the Syracuse community around the idea Continue reading

Journalists need to self-brand themselves

Time for short-takes: interesting posts from my travels around the blogosphere. Branding yourself: No, I’m not talking cattle branding here. I’m talking about branding yourself as a journalist, as in getting your name out there. Journalists today need to market Continue reading

CustomCurriculum tailors new media lessons for journalists

So you’re a journalist who has just been laid off — or fear you might be. Your reporting and writing skills are top-notch, but you’re not too sure of yourself when it comes to video, blogging or social media. You Continue reading

News organizations: Don’t let women readers slip away

For decades news organizations have tried to figure out how to capture those illusive female readers. A room full of editors who were by and large likely white and male would metaphorically bang their heads against the wall, trying to Continue reading

GrowthSpur aims to help local news sites succeed

Just catching up some more on great stuff about the transformation of journalism: GrowthSpur: Mark Potts at Recovering Journalist is floating a new business, called GrowthSpur, aimed at helping local news sites have success. Potts, co-founder of the early but unsuccessful hyperlocal Continue reading

Imagining news media organizations of the future

Time for some short-takes, thoughtful ideas from across the blogosphere: Media companies of the future: Chris Brogan, a new media marketing consultant, came up with his idea of what the next media company would look like, starting from scratch. I like Continue reading

Six blogging mistakes: Don’t make them on your blog

First,  a personal note. Sorry, I haven’t been blogging for a while. I’ve been quite ill, with a suspected case of swine flu. (I say “suspected” because at least in my community, doctors are only giving the “swine flu” test to Continue reading