Twitter tips for tradition-minded journalists

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a guest poster, Amber Hensley, who writes about the online college. Amber freelances for online education Web sites and offers some tips for social media. She welcomes your feedback at  She’s writing 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

What if newspapers charged for ad-free sites?

It appears the new era of paid online news is coming. Fast. The New York Times has been considering a monthly Web access fee. Rupert Murdoch has announced he’ll be charging for online content on News Corp. sites. The Boston 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