Bloggers need journalism to survive

Today, I’m turning my blog over to Jill Hurst-Wahl, a professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, president of Hurst Associates, Ltd., and a frequent blogger/speaker. She blogs at Digitization 101 and eNetworking101.    I “met” Jill Continue reading

Wall Street Journal ‘rules’ fail to capture the value of social media

Updated: Be sure to check the links at bottom of post to other voices on this issue. This is an open letter to the Dow Jones and Co. in response to the rules it released to its staff at The Wall Continue reading

Google’s advice to newspapers

Over the past two weeks, I’ve blogged about Jeff Jarvis’ book, “What Would Google Do?” as has my guest blogger, friend and colleague, Amber Smith. Both of us distilled ideas from the book, applying them to our experience at newspapers. Continue reading

Journalists needed targeted traffic for blogs

Here are some short-takes of  journalism-related finds from around the blogosophere: Targeted traffic: In some ways the old days of ignorance were bliss. You wrote a story. You assumed people read it. You were happy. Now, thanks to stats on Continue reading

How journalism can change

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a friend and colleague, Amber Smith, Health and Fitness editor at The Post-Standard in Syracuse. She and I share a love of journalism, new media and connecting with readers and often swap ideas. Continue reading

Tips for journalist bloggers

It’s time for some short-takes: stuff I find interesting around the blogosphere for journalist bloggers: Blogger tip — be alert: I’ve visited this topic before, but it warrants repeating. You can’t blog in your niche well unless you’re reading what Continue reading

Journalists must change thinking to change industry

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein When I read this Einstein quote (which was posted in an office at my kids’ elementary school), I thought: Wow! Einstein could Continue reading

The journalistic lessons of ‘State of Play’

I went to see “State of Play” yesterday mainly because I’m a sucker for anything with Russell Crowe in it, and I love newspaper-themed movies. (Professional hazard, I guess.)  I thoroughly enjoyed the movie despite its stereotypical and sensationalized depictions of journalism, but that’s not why Continue reading

An open letter to newspapers

Today, I’m not blogging as a journalist. I’m taking off that hat and writing as a news consumer — a regular person who has been devouring newspapers since I was about 6 and read my parents’ daily delivery of the New York Daily Continue reading