Twitter for journalists, part two

In the early days of this blog, I wrote about how journalists can use Twitter on the job. This is an update. Many of the same suggestions remain important, although I believe that Twitter’s potential benefit for journalists is even greater Continue reading

Journalists, don’t commit the seven deadly sins on social media

Steve Yelvington had a great post recently about the seven deadly sins of journalism companies that has been making its way around the Twitterverse. My favorite from his list is sloth: “No, we don’t need to change. We don’t need to reconstruct our Continue reading

CommSpace launches for media professors, students, researchers

Here are some interesting links from around the blogosphere and tips about tools that I thought you might find useful. Enjoy. CommSpace: A new social network just for media/journalism/communications professors, students, and researchers has launched! It’s run by Sage Publications, Continue reading

News readers are driven by need for information, not loyalty to a brand

The Pew Research Center released an interesting study last week that offers some sobering — although not surprising — insights for the news business. Researchers examined top news stories in the mainstream press as well as what news got traction Continue reading

Society of Professional Journalists names 20 ‘industry thinkers’ to follow

Quill online, of the Society of Professional Journalists, released its list of 20 “industry thinkers, innovators, and practitioners” to follow, and I’m humbled and honored to be one of them. But what’s way more important that my tiny moment of Continue reading

What it means to leave the newspaper business

Dear neglected blog readers, I’m sorry I’ve been ignoring you. But I do have some tidbits that are worth a read: Q and A with Steve Buttry: Brian Cubbison features an interview with Buttry on his blog this week that’s truly Continue reading

Hopes for journalists in 2010

Happy 2010, readers! Wow. We survived what was quite the troubling year in journalism, and, I think, really, that journalism is better for it. Yes, there’s been too many layoffs, pay cuts, buyouts. But I think the economic woes have Continue reading