Category Archives: TBD

Posts I’ve written about TBD.

Lessons to be learned from TBD: International Edition

During my professional sabbatical in the month of April, I had the opportunity to travel to Moscow, Russia to talk with Eurasian journalists about community engagement. On April 22-24, the New Eurasia Media Program held its annual International Conference, where I, … Continue reading

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Farewell, TBD: It was good while it lasted

Today is my last day at TBD – so you’ll have to forgive a little bit of sappiness. I’m one of the last eliminated employees to depart and sticking around to watch everyone leave has been something of an emotional roller … Continue reading

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Four key things TBD did right

Despite how it all ended, there are positive lessons to be gleaned from TBD’s build, launch and brief life. Here’s a few things I hope other news orgs won’t shy away from trying in the future Continue reading

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TBD to eliminate most staffers, including yours truly

I don’t really know what my next step will be in the world post-TBD, but I ask that you keep me and my soon-to-be-unemployed colleagues in your thoughts Continue reading

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Chatting live with Poynter today

I’ll be chatting with Joe Grimm and the good folks at the Poynter Institute at 3 p.m. ET today about the role of the social media editor in the newsroom. I expect to get questions about what I do and possibly … Continue reading

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First try at using Xtranormal for news at TBD

In an experiment, I tried Xtranormal’s animation tools to build a cartoon re-enactment of an FBI indictment transcript for TBD. Continue reading

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TBD’s future is TBD, but then again, it always has been

On Feb. 9, it was announced that the management of TBD would be taken over by WJLA. This led to a Washington Post story declaring the site dead, lots of insistence we had failed and a tremendous outpouring of support from fans and friends. Continue reading

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Recommended reading: Investigative social media, new ideas and tools

Sorry it’s been so long, but it’s been crazy busy as TBD’s preparing for the holidays and other events. This’ll be a quick one, just a few links I’ve been reading of late. Have a happy Thanksgiving, folks. Social media … Continue reading

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How TBD’s election day experiments turned out

As promised, I’m reporting back on TBD’s election day experiments. The Voting Issues Crowdmap seemed to be successful. We had a lot fewer reports than in the primaries, but considering D.C. turnout was lower and there were fewer issues reported … Continue reading

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Using Foursquare and Crowdmap to track local elections

With the midterm elections coming tomorrow, lots of news outlets will likely be launching their fanciest new toys and social media ideas to best pull in that coveted election night audience on the web. TBD’s no exception, though our election … Continue reading

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10 ways journalists can use Storify

When Storify came on the scene, it inspired a lot of oohs, ahhs and speculation as to how it would work for journalists. Here are some ideas. Continue reading

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How to build, manage and customize a Crowdmap

So you’ve got a great idea for a user-contributed map you need to launch RIGHT NOW. Ushahidi’s Crowdmap makes it pretty easy, and hopefully this post makes it even easier. All examples shown are from TBD’s Crowdmap for D.C.’s election. … Continue reading

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