editors, blogging and platform/publishing confusion

Rough couple days for the media, mostly because the rules have been thrown out. Over the last few weeks a bruhaha has been bubbling around Substack, the hot new email publishing tool that allows writers to charge subscription fees to readers. The substance of that is nicely summarized by Annalee Newitz: Substack is not merely…… Continue reading editors, blogging and platform/publishing confusion

Quick Takes: 9/9/05

I’m not surprised at all that most companies don’t have policies for employee blogging.  I think they not only need to develop some on blogs that touch on them or their policies but also other non-related blogs their employees are writing for.With the rise of RSS landing pages are going to become more and more…… Continue reading Quick Takes: 9/9/05

The value of measuring blogs

First off, I agree with KD Paine’s assertion that to some companies blog-monitoring/measurement is completely unnecessary.  The problem I have is with how revolutionary some people think her statement is.  It’s as if she’s attacking some sacred principle or shouting that the emporer does not in fact have clothes.The decision to monitor a media or…… Continue reading The value of measuring blogs

Quick Takes: 8/16/05

It’s been a while but thought I would try and relaunch this feature. Of course Microsoft wants to rename RSS: They didn’t invent it but they need – I mean need – to make it their own in order to claim ownership and get everyone to use it. If people who aren’t using it now…… Continue reading Quick Takes: 8/16/05

The editorial process

Tremendous piece here at Blogspotting on the differences in preparing a blog post versus a story for the print edition of BusinessWeek. Everyone – I mean everyone – who has ever written a blog sanctioned by a media outlet or tried to get a story into one should read this.

The PR tool set

I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. What tools should a public relations practitioner have at their fingertips? I’m not talking about basics like the ability to write. I’m talking about actual tools to use. The press release. I don’t care what Steve Rubel or others think, the press release – or at…… Continue reading The PR tool set