Monthly Archives: May 2008

Free Photoshop web design book

The folks over at Sitepoint are giving away another great PDF book that’s perfect for online news producers: The Photoshop Anthology: 101 Web design Tips, Tricks & Techniques I previously got a nifty Ruby on Rails book from Sitepoint that … Continue reading

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Getting hitched, light posting

Hey Journalistopians, just wanted to let you all know that posting has been light (and will be for a bit) because yours truly is getting married in about a month. So since the “I can’t order the tuxedos because I’m … Continue reading

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EPpy Award winners announced

The 2008 EPpy Award winners were announced today during the Editor & Publisher/Mediaweek Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show at the Rio in Las Vegas. The EPpys highlight the work of outstanding digital news sites. Full list of winners here.

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Have you ever tried to simulate a Google Maps-style map in Flash? I hope you haven’t because you’d still be waking up screaming in the middle of the night after that experience. So say hello to the new Google Maps … Continue reading

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Insider’s guide to getting into Google News

Robert Niles over at OJR reports on the NewsTools 2008 conference, where Google News insider Daniel Meredith explained how Google decides which publishers to include in its Google News index (official instructions here). If you’re at a major newspaper site, … Continue reading

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Free Spanish-language dictionary of the Internet

Have you been searching the blogosfera for a Spanish-language guide to Internet terminology? Look no further than the Diccionario de Internet [Dictionary of the Internet]. The guide, put together by online marketer Jorge Ontalba, is available as a free PDF … Continue reading

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Is the Facebook application boom over?

Facebook developer Jesse Farmer has compiled statistics that indicate the big boom in developing Facebook applications may be over. Perhaps Van Helsing is out whacking Facebook developers to stop the vampires and other undead applications. Here’s the nutshell from the … 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). You should also view Business blog … Continue reading

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Overcome evil article pagination with Firefox add-on

Hard-core news junkies hate it. Matt Drudge hates it. You surely hate it too: article pagination. This: Some folks have learned to hit that “Print” button to get just the text. However, other sites just call a printer stylesheet. Lucky … 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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Associated Press launches iPhone news service

From the Associated Press: The AP and more than 100 of its member newspapers are launching a service today that will make news stories available on Apple Inc.’s iPhone and other mobile devices. Among the publishers participating in the service: … Continue reading

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