Tag Archives: DFM

Remembering Steve Buttry, the Man Who Would Always Take the Meeting

Steve Buttry had so many friends in the journalism world, each with their own treasured memories of and debts owed to a man who had a bottomless capacity to give. I’m no different. I owe Steve for nearly everything I have. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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Google Glass: The Next Greatest Thing Ever for Journalism?

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. Continue reading

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The Social Media Wire Brings The Immediacy, You Bring the Feedback

Digital First Media’s Social Media Wire combines selected local Twitter accounts, social searches, news feeds, blogs and videos to give readers a new way to find and interact with immediate local news from a variety of sources. Continue reading

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Introducing Digital First’s Curation Team: Now on to the Hard Part

Julie Westfall, Angela Carter and Karen Workman will be leading Digital First Media’s curation efforts at the local and national level. Continue reading

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Exploring the Role of Curation and Curators in the Newsroom

Curation is a huge part of Digital First Media’s plans. We see it as a way to give our readers a well-wounded view of a story or topic, while also freeing up our local staffs to do the original reporting they do best. We will soon be hiring a national curation team. Interested? Read this. Continue reading

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Growing Your Audience: Advice from Bloggers and Readers

Collecting your advice on engaging readers and growing audiences on blogs. Continue reading

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Kick It Old School: Engaging Your Community Through Live Chats

The live chat is, in a sense, the original social media. Here are a few best practices and tips to reintroduce you to this kinda old school tool. Continue reading

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How to Set Up A Chat Using CoveritLive

Step-by-step directions for setting up a live chat between readers and panelists using CoveritLive. Continue reading

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Google+ Best Practices for News Brands

So your news brand has a Google+ account. Great. Now what? Maybe you’ve been sharing posts to see what works to stir up engagement and/or root in that SEO, but you’re thinking there has to be more (there is). Since … Continue reading

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How news brands can get started on Facebook Timeline

Facebook has debuted Timeline for pages. Here’s what news brand page managers need to do to get brand pages ready for primetime. Continue reading

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