I’ve taken a break from this blog while Carrie Brown-Smith and I finish up our book, The Lean Newsroom. Feel free to check out our book blog in the meantime.Read More Taking a break
Author’s note: This post wraps up the responses to my earlier prompt for the Carnival of Journalism blog project. Feel free to contribute your own blog responses, and I’ll add them to the thoughts compiled here. — As I’d hoped, our group stretched my prompt about longevity and meaningful content in a variety of directions. Engagement […]Read More #jcarn: Finding the way to meaningful, long-lasting content
David Cohn, our Carnival of Journalism ringmaster, has graciously allowed me to serve as host for this month’s #jcarn blogfest. For this month’s prompt, I offer two related questions: How do you define meaningful content that has long-lasting value? What is the best way to evaluate content that fosters deep engagement with the audience? Take the prompts in […]Read More #jcarn: What is the best way to measure meaningful content?
Note: This post is another installment for the Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. This month’s prompt from Donica Mensing: How do you get your own creative juices flowing? What sparks innovation in your own thinking, your newsroom or […]Read More #jcarn: Finding the communication ‘jobs to be done’
Note: This post is another installment for the Carnival of Journalism project, where people passionate about journalism are sharing ideas in the blogosphere about ways to preserve and improve the craft. This month’s prompt: What should the student media of the future look like? And should j-schools teach students how to aggregate? — Teach the art […]Read More #jcarn: Teach the art of curation and the importance of verification
Nate Silver scares the bejeebers out of traditional journalists. In the 2012 election, he aggregated polling information and other data, and used statistics and forecasting methods, making FiveThirtyEight the must-read column of the election cycle. While pundits became an echo chamber positing a close election, Silver used data to show that for most of the election, […]Read More Embrace your statistical self: Tips from fivethirtyeight’s Nate Silver
Since 2009, my research partner and I have been studying the changes at the Christian Science Monitor in its efforts to morph into a Web-first newsroom. Its success in increasing page views has been well documented. Using search-engine optimization and frequent news updates, its site regularly tops 30 million page views a month, and the […]Read More The phases of engagement and the best answer ever