Social Media for Sociable Media Folks
... well, at least it asks me to do nice things. AOL — which owns my new employer, Patch.com — recently asked its employees to find opportunities to volunteer in their communities. At Patch, we focused on helping the communities we serve — or, in my case, will serve — as part of our Give 5 program (see the "Giving Back" section here).
The region I'll be leading includes…Continue
Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 20, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 17, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Louis C. Hochman on May 7, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Louis C. Hochman on April 18, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Louis C. Hochman on March 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments