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Michael Rosenberg’s 9 ‘Rules’ of Journalism

The Detroit Free Press‘s Michael Rosenberg writes searingly and hilariously about his nine simple rules of journalism. Among his “rules:” “Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted; then, after the afflicted become comfortable, afflict them again. This should provide an … Continue reading

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AJR: Pessimistic on hyperlocal journalism

American Journalism Review takes a hard look in its June/July issue at whether hyperlocal journalism is a financially sustainable practice. Paul Farhi writes: Is there a real business in this kind of business? So far–and admittedly it’s still very early … Continue reading

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Under the hood of Observer.com

The New York Observer underwent a redesign using Drupal as its content-management system. The project leaders have posted an article on Drupal.org about how they redesigned the site, shoveled over 22,000 old articles and overcame the challenges they faced while … Continue reading

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Online journalism to-do list

Bryan Murley over at Innovation in College Media has a great checklist of online-related tasks that college publications should be doing. But the list is also a good guide of tasks for those who want to get started in online … Continue reading

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Ouch. Newspaper circulation dips again

Editor & Publisher reports on big circulation declines at metro papers, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations: “As in the past, the losses are steep while gains are minimal. This is the fifth consecutive reporting period that overall newspaper … Continue reading

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WSJ: McClatchy to abandon Tribune-Gannett deal, join with Yahoo

The McClatchy newspaper group is backing out of an online ad partnership with Tribune and Gannett to join a rival group of companies partnering with Yahoo, The Wall Street Journal reports. According to the WSJ: “McClatchy’s decision means Tribune and … Continue reading

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USAToday site traffic jumps 21% after redesign

Traffic at Gannett’s redesigned USAToday site has spiked by 21%, according to data from Nielsen and this report from Editor & Publisher. From the article: USA Today said the number of registrations jumped 380% over February, and that readers are … Continue reading

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Nielsen’s top newspaper Web site ratings

In case any of you missed it, Editor & Publisher recently released Nielsen/NetRatings data on the top newspaper sites. The list is a great snapshot of who is rocking the page views, unique visitors and time spent on the site. … Continue reading

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Poynter Eyetrack 2007 study says online readers read deep

The non-profit Poynter Institute has just released the preliminary results of its Eyetrack 2007 study, and some of the findings may be surprising to those who think online readers merely speed through news sites. From the Poynter article, titled ‘The … Continue reading

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Herald-Tribune database tracks bad Florida teachers

  The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has published ‘Broken Trust,’ a triumph of an investigation in which the staff revealed widespread problems with the way Florida handles complaints alleging abuse by teachers. Backing up the comprehensive graphic is an enormous database the … Continue reading

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Another Florida college paper bought by Gannett

Reports emerged today about Gannett purchasing the Central Florida Future, the newspaper of the University of Central Florida, which is the sixth largest university in the nation. This comes on the heels of Gannett purchasing the Florida State University paper, … Continue reading

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Al’s Morning Multimedia in your inbox

I’ve been a longtime subscriber now to Al’s Morning Meeting, a daily e-mail newsletter (or RSS feed) providing excellent story ideas by Poynter’s Al Tompkins. But aside from his thoroughly researched ideas, Al has recently begun providing a daily dose … Continue reading

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