My ‘mommy blogging’ research is featured on the Broad Side

This week I had the privilege of having my work featured on the Broad Side, an online magazine of women’s writing about important issues of the day. My post focuses on the love-hate relationship some women have with the term Continue reading

SuperTalk Mississippi interviews me about Hurricane Isaac

I had the pleasure recently to get interviewed on the Marshall Ramsey Show on SuperTalk Mississippi (supertalk.fm). Marshall asked me to come on his show to discuss a piece I wrote about what I call the hybrid model of news Continue reading

News organizations: Think like your readers

I have new duty to add to journalists’ jobs: Imagine how readers will use the information news organizations disseminate. In the past, it was enough to gather the information, accurately explain it, and make some sort of sense of the Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the Twitter #hashtag

Sure enough, when I talk to a journalist who has just started on Twitter, inevitably the question will come up: What’s the tic tac toe thing all about? Welcome to the hashtag. The hashtag is simply adding a keyword with¬†the Continue reading

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

Save the Media’s top posts of 2009

I can hardly believe it has been more than a year since I started this blog. Back in those early days, I had hardly any readers. I was writing for myself, but bit by bit some of you started to Continue reading

Great journalism blogs, Twitter lists, and RSS feeds

Haven’t done short-takes for a while, so seems like it is time for my list of interesting stuff from around the blogosphere. Great blogs: I love lists. I think they are a very useful way to convey a lot of Continue reading

Can journalists be human — and good at their jobs? Yes, I hope so

Here are some short-takes of interesting stuff about journalism and newspapers that I found around the blogosphere: Social media rules: The buzz over how news organizations should use (or not use) social media surfaced last spring and then died down Continue reading