Category Archives: blogging

Study: Newspaper Sites Embrace User Content, Comments in 2008

A 2008 study released by The Bivings Group showed that newspaper web sites  increasingly embraced user content and comments, launched reporter-written blogs and shied away from requiring registration to read articles. The Bivings report, titled The Use of the Internet … Continue reading

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25+ of Danny’s Favorite Multimedia Tools

Many handymen have a favorite wrench or drill they adore and always keep with them. Well, journo-geeks are no exception. Below is a shortlist of more than 25 of my favorite (and mostly free) multimedia tools. I put together this … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Monitor Your News Competition Online

Being a sharp online editor means keeping a close watch on your competitors. [Photo by Pkabz] Do you want to explain to your editor why you didn’t know about the huge news that’s been on your competition’s site for more … Continue reading

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CPJ: 45% of Jailed Media Workers are Online Journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists released an eye-opening report, which says that 56 of the 125 accounted-for jailed journalists in the world are bloggers and other online workers. It is the first year that online journalists account for the largest … Continue reading

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How Blogs are Doing in 2008

Blog seach engine Technorati has released its 2008 State of the Blogosphere, a study that surveys 1,079 bloggers regarding their posting habits, demographics, use of advertising and numerous other topics. Mindy McAdams over at Teaching Online Journalism has done a … Continue reading

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Free Pro Blog Accounts for Journalists at TypePad

The folks over at TypePad are offering free pro blogging accounts to journalists and former journalists under the moniker of a “Journalist Bailout Program” (har, very funny fellas). The free plan –which typically costs $14.95 a month– offers technical support, … Continue reading

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BlogOrlando Schedule Posted, Registration Open

If you’ve been waiting to see who’s coming to BlogOrlando this year before you decide to make the trip, well wait no further! The schedule is now posted and features some of the smartest blogging minds around — all for … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail’s best business blogs list

The business journalists at the Globe and Mail have put together a fantastic list of their 30 favorite business blogs. This is definitely a list to share with your business staff (I just did). However, now I’m looking for other … Continue reading

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Webby Award winners announced (with news organization list)

Just announced: 2008’s Webby Award winners! The Webby Awards picks through the best of the Web and grants awards in more categories than you can shake a stick at. I’ve pored through the list and extracted the winners from news-related … Continue reading

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The best time to strike with blog posts

A Connecticut software developer has analyzed 10,000 postings on social networking sites to determine the best and worst times to publish a blog post. The best times, according to developer Jake Luciani’s work: between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Pacific … Continue reading

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Searching for blogs in español

Journalistopians, I have a small request: I’m looking for interesting blogs about online journalism and/or design written in Spanish, and I could use your help. If you know of any blogs that fit the bill, please drop a comment with … Continue reading

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An easy guide to search engine optimization for blogs

If you’re wanting to gain a better understanding of how to optimize blogs for search engines (or what some, like myself, like to call “getting some Google Juice”), look no further than SEOBook’s free Blogger’s Guide to SEO. Being a … Continue reading

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