The Washington Post: The Fix: Help analyze the Palin e-mails

"Over 24,000 e-mail messages to and from Sarah Palin during her tenure as Alaska's governor will be released Friday . We’ll be posting them here, and are inviting you to comment on the most interesting or most noteworthy sections. ... For micro-updates as tomorrow unfolds, check out our new Twitter feed [@PalinEmails]."

@innovations: Washington Post on news innovation, Moving away from Flash: A look at JavaScript drawing libraries

"Last week we published a graphic that compared four federal budget proposals through a series of charts. We used the jQuery library Flot to draw simple, interactive line charts that showed how the debt and deficit would change under the different plans. Flot is very easy to use, flexible and customizable, and is one of many free-to-use JavaScript graphing libraries out there (Dracula, Highcharts and RGraph are a few others). "

New York Times: Some Newspapers Shift Coverage After Tracking Readers Online

"Looking to the public for insight on how to cover a topic is never comfortable for newsrooms, which have the deeply held belief that readers come to a newspaper not only for its information but also for its editorial judgment. But many newsrooms now seem to be re-examining that idea and embracing, albeit cautiously, a more democratic approach to serving up the news, particularly online."

Washington Post: Post readers deserve a better online gateway to government data

Andrew Alexander: "The Post knows it's lagging [in presenting public data online]. Old technology and short staffing are to blame. Raju Narisetti, the managing editor who oversees the Web site, said its decade-old content management system "can't really handle a lot of the databases and open-access information." A state-of-the art system, to be implemented by year's end."

Mediaite: Washington Post Blames Increased Typos On Staff Cuts, SEO

Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander: "The answer may be less about staffing levels and more about the changing duties of copy editors. Gone are the days when they primarily detected errors and smoothed prose for the next day’s newspaper. Now they must also operate in an online environment where 'search-engine optimization' is a key goal. That requires new skills and time-consuming additional duties. ... This week, The Post will begin search-engine optimization training for the entire newsroom. Front-end help from reporters and other staff should ease the burden on copy editors."

Editor & Publisher: When Will a Web Editor Lead a Major Newsroom?

"[As] newsrooms combine online and print operations into single entities, power struggles are brewing among many in charge. More and more as these unifications occur, it's the online side that's losing authority. Like [Jim Brady at the Washington Post], online supervisors nationwide are seeing their resources — and influence — shrink as the staffs unite. Many say the Web site must be able to offer a different approach, more new ideas and risks, and options that the print edition can't even consider."