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When CoveritLive hands you lemons, make workaround Kool-Aid

Now that CoveritLive is no longer free, here are some alternatives for newsrooms to host liveblogs and live chats at no cost. 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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Journalists, meet Google+ (for reals this time)

A guide to journalists to get to know (or re-learn) the lingo and basics of Google+. Continue reading

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How News Brands Should Set Up Google+ Pages

Google made Brand Pages available last fall. Much like Facebook Pages, this allowed for companies, organizations, causes and the like to have a customized G+ presence that’s separate from a personal profile. A properly set-up Page will help your news organization not … Continue reading

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How Journalists Should Set Up Google+ Profiles

A properly set-up profile is what makes Google+ effective for an individual journalist looking to establish a brand online or cement their brand in a Google search. You need to have the right info on display to ensure people can … Continue reading

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Copyright changes aren’t necessary to save media

Yet another “academic” call has been made to change U.S. copyright law to provide special protection for mainstream news sources – and again, these academics ignore the very basics of what it means to aggregate news online. This time, the … Continue reading

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Wave’s down, but Google certainly isn’t out

Google Wave may have been killed off, but Google may be readying for a large social media project that could have a lot more impact on everyday web users. Continue reading

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In online news, only the presentation matters

The past couple of weeks have seen the roll out of a few new looks and ideas for online news presentation that really seem to focus on the observed needs and desires of readers, while not ignoring how much the online medium has to offer. Continue reading

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Recommended reading on start-ups, tech & social media

A few notable bits of news on social media, Google’s developments, news start-ups and more I wanted to pass on before this week really jumps off. Continue reading

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Recommended links in brief

Do Newspapers Owe Google “Fair Share” Fees For Researching Stories? – Daggle has been on the case with the AP for months now. He examines the irrational fear of the likes of Google – and questions what their resources are … Continue reading

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Recommended reading: Content, traffic and pay walls

News and notes such as new pay models for news sites, using local blogs as content providers, why tech skills are only the beginning for journalists and all of the hullabaloo about Google in the news website world. Continue reading

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Recommended reading for June 16th – 17th

Recommended links from how newspaper sites handle comments to how journalists can use Facebook for sourcing, online video usage reports and social media mapping. Continue reading

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