Everything I know about leadership I learned from losing my job

In early March, I gave a talk on digital leadership to college journalists. The off-the-cuff advice I gave that day ended up proving true in the days following the demise of Project Thunderdome. [...]

Thunderdome’s demise is déjà vu all over again

By now, everyone knows Thunderdome is being unraveled. There are lots of hows left to figure out and whys left to reckon with, but the fact is that it’s all ending much too soon. It’s all so terribly familiar to those of us who went through a similar unraveling at TBD in 2011… only this is worse. [...]

If you’re serious about hiring a diverse staff, try actually posting your job

When you say you are an equal opportunity employer, actually mean it. Post your open jobs. If qualified women and journalists of color don’t know about your job, they can’t apply. That isn’t an equal opportunity. [...]

Something Actually New on Zombie Journalism! Curated News on News

On the latest design of Zombie Journalism, there’s a new area called “Curated News”. Within that is a sub-menu of specialized Rebelmouse-powered pages featuring daily curated news around topics like social journalism, mobile journalism and journalism business models. Subscribe and get updated on interesting news about news. [...]

The Downside of Google Glass? The Glassholes.

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People have serious animosity toward the early adopter set sporting Google Glass. From the coffee shops of Silicon Valley to the cocktail parties of NYC, the haters call them douchebags, or, in the new parlance, Glassholes. [...]

Google Glass: The Next Greatest Thing Ever for Journalism?

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The Google Glass is still a rough product, but it has the potential to be a game-changing tool for journalism. Right now, I’m just trying to figure out how to send a tweet. [...]

The Social Media Editor is Dead, Long Live the Social Media Editor!

The social media editor isn’t dead, but the Newsroom Social Media Rockstar Ninja Guru’s days are numbered. And thank goodness for that. [...]

Inside the Twitter Archive, Or How I Learned To Love the Twitterverse

Twitter recently opened up the ability for every user to download and access his or her Twitter archive going all the way back to their first tweet. I highly recommend taking the time to do an retrospective on your or your brands’ accounts. Looking back over my archive, it was interesting to see how I developed my use of Twitter from an introspective anger machine to being part of a community. [...]

In light of Te’o story, how can we fix sports journalism?

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The spread of the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax is only the latest case of journalistic misconduct in the world of sports journalism. How can we fix it? [...]

As tablets change how we read, news needs a major makeover to keep up

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Tablets and e-readers have created a user experience that’s better than what news websites usually offer – and it is changing consumers’ expectations of what news should look like. [...]

I’m Not a Robot: Engaging Local News Readers on Social Media

Next week, the Digital First Interactives team is heading to Connecticut to do a training extravaganza at the New Haven Register. Data Editor Tom Meagher is giving training on data journalism, Video Editor Yvonne Leow on video and video strategy, and Curation Editor Julie Westfall on breaking news workflows and storytelling. I’ll be giving some [...]

That Post About the Lack of Posts

One of the challenges of working in an experimental company in a changing industry is that you yourself have to constantly learn and evolve. For the past few months, I’ve been in a new role at Digital First that forces me outside my professional comfort zone every day – I’m managing talented people and projects [...]