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This past Monday #journchat had a formal theme dedicated to SEO and journalism. To help us navigate the SEO waters we brought in expert Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz. Below is a formal recap from the hour-long conversation.
Q1 What’s the difference between optimizing for Google’s normal “web” search vs. “news search?”
@Randfish: @journchat Difference is big. Web [...]
Last night’s #journchat was inspired by The Shark Guys’ tongue-in-cheek post, 25 Ways to Save the Newspaper Industry. The purpose of the chat was not to portray the print (and their online counterpart) industry as a damsel in distress. We shared ideas, thoughts and tips to energize an industry and, of course, encourage others to [...]
In case you missed it, here’s the complete recording of Monday night’s #journchat with CNN at SXSW Interactive. The panel includes:
• Doug Gross, tech reporter, CNN.com
• Lila King, senior producer for iReport and user participation, CNN.com
• Jen [...]
The first question (Q1) during Monday night’s #journchat was “What should a hyperlocal news site include/not include? What advice do you have?” With 200+ weekly participants there are many views shared from journalists, bloggers and public relations professionals (and students).
Here’s their take on what will make a successful hyperlocal newsroom. First, let me share my [...]
It was reported this morning that there are already 6.5 million Twitter lists. Impressive numbers. As the number of lists grows it will become increasingly difficult to decide which lists to follow. I’ve done a bit of research to get you started with a few popular lists.
You can easily view all lists related to journalism, [...]
“In the middle of all the gossip and speculation that permeates people’s lives I still think they know the difference between real news and bulls*** and they’re glad that someone cares enough to get things on the record and tell the truth”
- Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe) to Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) in “State of Play”
In November 2009, we’ll celebrate our one-year anniversary of #journchat. I can hardly believe it. This past year we’ve had featured guests Steve Brusk, CNN national assignment editor, Richard Laermer, Bad Pitch Blog, Adam Ostrow, editor of Mashable and tonight Jen Preston, social media editor at the New York Times. Thanks to all for joining [...]
This is the first post in a new “HOW TO pitch” series. I’m reaching out to media outlets (including popular bloggers) on the best way for public relations professionals to pitch them and increase chances of story(ies) being picked up. Each participant is asked the same set of questions and their answers will not be [...]