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Goodbye, Daily Record

Tonight I wrapped up my last shift at the Daily Record, the way I've wrapped up most shifts — quietly and tiredly, as one of the last staffers (but not quite the last staffer) to leave for the night. I did what I do most nights — see off the DR print edition as deadline passes, and guide into the new day. It was nice to be able to leave on such a familiar note.

I said goodbyes,…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 7, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Wow. I've been busy.

Here's the official job-listing description of the post I'm vacating. Actually, it misses some things (I edit sports copy twice a week), but it's essentially right. Jeez. I've been busy.

The post is for the Daily Record, in Morris County, New Jersey.

Position is responsible for managing The Daily Record website 5 evenings a week, as well as the responsibility for how it appears the following early morning. Daily duties include editing Daily…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on April 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

J.D. Lasica reminds us of how independent journalism came to Rutgers

J.D. Lasica knows a thing or two about using media (and social media) to advance the public good.

A gathering looms — one of former staffers of The Daily Targum, the student newspaper at Rutgers University, where both Lasica and I (though a few decades apart) learned valuable lessons about what it means to be a journalist.

Lasica won't be there, but he…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on April 22, 2010 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Jarvis' 'This is BS' ... is BS (sort of)

Jeff Jarvis — the journalism professor, author, and leading voice in new and social media — just posted a video of his recent lecture from TEDxNYED: “This is Bullshit." (I was prudish; I censored it in my…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on April 18, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

AP gave in. This is a "website."

Since the Intrar-Web-Iverse first came onto the public radar, the Associated Press Stylebook — the style bible for news organizations everywhere — has insisted the Web is made up of "Web sites." Not websites. The thinking: Web is short for World Wide Web, and therefore a proper noun. A site is just a site. Ain't nothing proper about that.

But today, the AP gave in to overwhelming popular usage. Here's the e-mail I just got via my online stylebook…

Added by Louis C. Hochman on April 16, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Social media and minors: Where do we draw the line?

I got a little blowback this week for a social media-outreach effort: We at created a Facebook group to ask Morris County, N.J. students what they thought of the major budget cuts that threaten programs and staff sizes at their schools.

We thought it was a good way to represent a typically underrepresented voice in the school budget debate. But some parents thought otherwise.

Some of our online commenters thought we were…


Added by Louis C. Hochman on March 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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