SuperTalk Mississippi interviews me about Hurricane Isaac

I had the pleasure recently to get interviewed on the Marshall Ramsey Show on SuperTalk Mississippi ( 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

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

How a student uses Twitter: ‘I can virtually socialize’

Today’s post is second in my new occasional series, “What the heck do you do on Twitter.” Today’s post comes from one of my news writing students, Danielle Alvarez, a 21-year-old magazine and modern foreign language major at Syracuse University’s Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the ethics of social media

A friend, Glenn Coin, has asked me to guest lecture about the ethics of social media for his Utica College journalism class, so I figured I’d blog my lesson plan to save time — and spread the message. I thought 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

How innovative are newspaper Web sites?

Some short-takes of interesting stuff from around the blogosphere: Then & Now: Scooping the News has started a useful series. Each week the site is evaluating five newspapers with circulations of more than 100,000 on how much their Web sites Continue reading

Imagining news media organizations of the future

Time for some short-takes, thoughtful ideas from across the blogosphere: Media companies of the future: Chris Brogan, a new media marketing consultant, came up with his idea of what the next media company would look like, starting from scratch. I like Continue reading

Six blogging mistakes: Don’t make them on your blog

First,  a personal note. Sorry, I haven’t been blogging for a while. I’ve been quite ill, with a suspected case of swine flu. (I say “suspected” because at least in my community, doctors are only giving the “swine flu” test to Continue reading

Newspapers: Abandon ‘factory mentality,’ encourage leadership

I’ve written before about how I believe newspapers need to change their thinking to solve the problems plaguing our industry. They need to change their thinking so they can innovate. But to get there, I believe there are two fundamental changes in Continue reading