SuperTalk Mississippi interviews me about social media and the election

I had the privilege on Election Day to speak with Marshall Ramsey of SuperTalk Mississippi, an FM radio station, about social media as I did back in September. This time, the topic was how social media is changing the electoral Continue reading

What news organizations can learn from the latest Facebook changes

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it has been full of complaints recently over the latest Facebook changes. People don’t like the Twitteresque status-update feed down the right-hand side. They don’t think Facebook should decide what “stories” are likely Continue reading

Nine ways a journalist uses Twitter

So you’ve signed onto Twitter, but how do you use it as a journalist? I’ve written about this before and offered some suggestions, but I think it needs repeating. I keep hearing journalists say: “But I don’t get it.” A Continue reading

Why journalists should start e-newsletters

One way to really get a sense of what people in your niche are interested in is to create a newsletter for your readers. (Now, I’m not talking about an e-mail subscription to your blog or an RSS feed, although those Continue reading

How journalists can create communities of readers

One of the points I mentioned in my tips for fostering an online-first newsroom is that journalists need to connect with readers by creating communities. I think it’s a point that requires more elaboration. What does it mean to create a Continue reading

Tips on Facebook, crowd sourcing and Twitter for journalists

I’m finding so much useful stuff on the blogosphere,  I just had to do another short takes. I hope you find them as useful as I did. Crowd sourcing: If you have no idea what crowd sourcing is or how Continue reading

A typical day in an online-first newsroom

Here’s part three of my series, what’s an online-first newsroom look like. Today, I’ll talk about what a typical day should/could be like in an online-first newsroom. (Be sure to read the rest of the series: Part one examines the Continue reading

Part One: What’s an online-first newsroom?

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about exactly what an online-first newsroom is. And I’ve come up with six points, although I don’t think that tells the whole story. So I sense another series coming on. In today’s Continue reading

How journalists can use ‘niche’ social networks

Today’s the last installment in my series on how journalists can use social-networking sites. (If you haven’t been here for the whole series, be sure to read about how to use Facebook, MySpace and Linked In in previous posts.) To Continue reading

How journalists can use Facebook

One of the more interesting aspects of the interactive Web for journalists is the ability to connect with readers directly through social-networking sites. I really believe journalists have just begun to see the value of social networking as a reader-interaction, Continue reading