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About Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

Poll: Many News Site Readers Are Likely Early Adopters [Newsosaur]

From Alan Mutter: “Far from being fuddy-duddy Luddites, newspaper website visitors actually appear to be early and passionate technology adopters. The surprisingly high interest in high tech among online news consumers is revealed in a ground-breaking poll by Greg Harmon … Continue reading

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How To Increase Conversions On Any Website In 45 Minutes [Six Revisions]

“Redesigning a website, or even a single page, can be a tedious and time-consuming process. Re-opening a project that you so happily completed can take major mental willpower. However, improving a website doesn’t need to take weeks, or even days. … Continue reading

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Any Social Media Coordinators Out There?

Are you passionate about engaging with audiences online? Are you a fanatic about trying the latest social media apps? Do you have the skills to create greate online content? Well, we’re looking for you! Courant.com and CTnow.com (home of FOX … Continue reading

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Online News Readers Use 5 Sites or Fewer, Study Says [NYTimes]

From the NY Times: “Only 35 percent of the people who go online for news have a favorite site, and just 21 percent are more or less ‘monogamous,’ relying primarily on a single Internet news source, according to a survey … Continue reading

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Facebook Users Prefer Broadcast Sites, Hitwise Analyst Says

Facebook users tend to prefer broadcast to newspaper media sites, according to Hitwise analyst Heather Hopkins. Check out her post containing plenty of metrics trends charts. [via Editor’s Weblog]

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Survey: How Twitter Has Influenced Political Journalists’ Coverage

Australian professor Julie Posetti has a fascinating post on how Twitter has shaped the thinking and workflow of political journos. From her post: “Twitter is becoming a vehicle for participatory democracy in Australia thanks to its ability to create unmediated … Continue reading

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How To Sell Ads On Low-Traffic Sites [Smashing Magazine]

“But though it may feel like putting the cart before the horse, there are many good reasons and ways to sell ad space on low-traffic websites. What you need to always keep in mind is that, while advertisers are drawn … Continue reading

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Pew Study Says Internet Overtakes Newspapers For News

“The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio. Getting news online fits into a broad pattern of news consumption by Americans; six … Continue reading

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The Future of User Interfaces [Six Revisions]

“In this article are than a dozen potential future user interfaces that we’ll be seeing over the next few years (and some further into the future).” Read more…

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Free Multimedia Tool Workshop Updated Handouts

Hey Journalistopians, it’s been a long while, but I wanted to post the handouts and examples I’ll be sharing at this weekend’s Online News Association Parachute Training in Boca Raton, Fla. Feel free to use these in presentations, in the … Continue reading

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Time Hack: Monitor News Sites with iMacros Firefox Plugin

My colleague Mario Starks recently pointed me to a rockin’ new Firefox plugin called iMacros, which lets you automatically run a whole host of repetitive tasks in your browser.┬áMy immediate thought was how this tool is perfect for monitoring competitors … Continue reading

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5 Must-Read Online Media Books

As I stared at my bookshelf this evening, I got to thinking about the books I most often recommend to online journalism colleagues and workshop participants. I figure my pals in the blogosphere might find such a list useful as … Continue reading

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