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

Survey asks: Would you pay for online news?

Back from a summer hiatus, and I have some interesting stuff for you from my jaunts around the blogosphere: Would you pay for online news? Who wants to know? Well, Chas Hartman, a former newspaper reporter and now Ph.D. candidate Continue reading

News readers are driven by need for information, not loyalty to a brand

The Pew Research Center released an interesting study last week that offers some sobering — although not surprising — insights for the news business. Researchers examined top news stories in the mainstream press as well as what news got traction Continue reading

Society of Professional Journalists names 20 ‘industry thinkers’ to follow

Quill online, of the Society of Professional Journalists, released its list of 20 “industry thinkers, innovators, and practitioners” to follow, and I’m humbled and honored to be one of them. But what’s way more important that my tiny moment of 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