How many facts does a story need before it's ready to be published online? This exercise uses a real-life example of a developing story to walk students through the decision-making process.
Executive Editor Wanda Lloyd writes a column about every two weeks to explain the newspaper's processes and decisions to readers. This link takes you to a page of all of the paper's columnists; you'll find her column at the top.
Assistant Managing Editor John Moore's blog grows out of the paper's 9 a.m. news meeting. He discusses plans for upcoming stories and invites readers to weigh in with their opinions.
Editor and publisher John Temple writes both this blog and a Saturday column. Temple discusses journalism trends and answers reader questions like this one about the JonBenet Ramsey case: "Is the News going to apologize for all the unnecessary coverage of this nut case Karr?"
Editor in chief Tom Honig and Managing Editor Don Miller share this blog. You'll find other blogs at the paper here.
Jay Rosen at New York University has compiled this list of "newroom bosses" with Weblogs, with help from his students and other contributors.
Longtime blogger Jeff Jarvis' credits are extensive: former TV critic for TV Guide and People; creator of Entertainment Weekly; associate publisher of the New York Daily News; columnist for the San Francisco Examiner; and president/creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications. His next job is director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York’s new graduate school of kournalism.
Published by the World Editors Forum, a division of the World Association of Newspapers, this blog calls itself a global rendezvouz for senior news executives.
Jim Romenesko doesn't call himself a blogger because, he says, he doesn't comment on what he posts. However, his Poynter-based site has become the home page of many journalists because of its constant stream of journalism-related doings, comings and goings. He posts links to published stories, memos pulled from newsroom bulletin boards and sent to him, letters and article feedback.
Editor John Robinson makes near-daily posts about his paper's coverage. Staffers also blog at The "Inside Scoop," The Lex Files, Sports Extra and many more blogs. Check the list in the right-hand column.
The Editors' Blog is a running collection of items by editors of the paper, including the managing editor/news, senior editor/visuals and the food editor. The paper's public editor, Michael Arrieta-Walden, also posts a blog here.
You'll find links to several blogs by Sun journalists, most of them sports writers. But you'll also find "You Don't Say," written by John McIntyre, assistant managing editor for the copy desk. It's here.
The Editors' Blog, written by five of the paper's top editors, answers reader questions and explains the N&O's print and online policies. You'll find links to more blogs at the top of the page, including one for the Triangle Grammar Guide, written by longtime N&O staffer Pam Nelson. Public editor Ted Vaden also writes a regular column.
Not only does the newspaper post notes from its weekday news meetings, but also it streams the meetings live at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Examining the work of other editors can sharpen your students' skills.
What’s happening in the world? What should we be covering? What’s a good story? Here are three exercises designed to help students start to think like the gatekeepers they’ll become.
Here's a few search engines for newspapers, magazines, radio/TV stations and other news sources and organizations.
This catalog of newspaper archives, sorted by state, lists the years covered in each archive, explains the pricing structure if it's not free and links to the archives themselves. It's maintained by volunteers of the Special Libraries Association.
Using a topic search or a year-by-year search, you can view Time covers back to 1923.