- How newspapers can thrive on the World Wide Web
Robin Miller explores directions that newspapers can go with their web sites. There isn't a bad idea in this article.
- 10 blogs your newspaper needs to rip off
Ryan Sholin suggests ten blogs that your newspaper should use as inspiration for your site.
- 14 ways newspapers can make more money
Sean Blanda "spent two or three days writing down every idea [he] came across/thought of" for newspapers to make money.
- 9 Tips to Improve Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Mark Glaser interviewed experts and came up with nine suggestions for improving your newspapers search engine rankings.
- 9 Ways to Improve the Quality of Comments on your Website
The Bivings Report has nine suggestions for improving commenting on newspaper web sites. The list includes simple ideas like having moderators maintain a presence in comments and implement a comment policy.
- A compendium of online video research
Howard Owens compiled a great list of video research.
- A few basics of newspaper.com design
Ryan Sholin lists a few ideas for your newspaper web site redesign.
- A fundamental way newspaper sites need to change
Adrian Holovaty discusses the need for structured data for newspapers.
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- A second life for online content
Yoni Greenbaum suggests repurposing some online content for print including "excerpts of fans debating their favorite play from your sports forum," "readers commenting on the issues of the day," readers commenting on a print story, and some online poll results.
- After the 'flop' flap: Lessons learned from Loudoun
Rob Curley explains the criticism he received after the Wall Street Journal article about LoudounExtra was published. He also posts three comments that his team members made on various blogs.
- American Newspapers and the Internet: Threat or Opportunity?
An aggregate review of the websites of the largest 100 newspapers in the United States.
- Announcing PolitiFact
Matt Waite, a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times, announces a newspaper 2.0 web site, PolitiFact. He explains, "The site is a simple, old newspaper concept that's been fundamentally redesigned for the web. We've taken the political 'truth squad' story, where a reporter takes a campaign commercial or a stump speech, fact checks it and writes a story. We've taken that concept, blown it apart into it's fundamental pieces, and reassembled it into a data-driven website covering the 2008 presidential election." And after all that, the site is fantastically cool and interesting.
- Anonymous Comments – By The Numbers
Topix reports the percentage of comments that are "killed" in given day on their site. The results: overall 5.1%; registered users 4.4%; and unregistered users 6.7%.
- Are you and your news site ready for your local armageddon?
Will Sullivan writes that your newspaper (both in print and online) should be able to handle a local disaster like the I-35W bridge collapse, the Virginia Tech shootings, and 9-11.
- Are you still making these mistakes?
How to improve upon the mistakes Howard Owens described the newspaper industry making.
- Audience Building Initiative: Online Community at the Racine Journal Times
A case study of the Racine Journal Times using blogs and comments to create a successful web site.
- Avoid the Wall of News
Pat Thourton contends that your newspaper's home page should not "overwhelm" your users with an unending amount of links.
- Boston.com's Big Picture: Online News Photography Done Right
"Boston.com recently launched a dead simple photo blog called Big Picture that shows how powerful online news photography can be if you out of the way and let the pictures tell a story."
- Breaking news right now
"...Reporting breaking news on the Web is all about speed and updates. When a news story breaks, Bloomberg starts by posting a headline, usually within seconds of the news happening."
- Can Newspaper Classifieds Be Saved?
Steve Outing has several ideas to save classifieds on the web. He is also the driving force behind reinventingclassifieds.com, "an initiative aimed at bringing experts together to revive newspaper classifieds by finding a new business model that's relevant in the Internet age."
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