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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 DailyRecord.com into the new day. It was nice to be able to leave on such a familiar note.

I said goodbyes,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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 DailyRecord.com 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…

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

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