"We recently looked at the most shared articles in the US on Facebook over the past year. The stories range from cute to thought provoking and represent the type of news people have been sharing and discovering with friends in 2011."
"Engaging readers with our journalism". Nice idea for a newsroom blog; also on Twitter at #askthepost
"Each person or organization who requested copies will get five 55-pound boxes of documents at three cents a page, or $725.97. The price is down significantly from 2008, when Palin’s office told news organizations that the e-mails could cost as much as $15 million. "
"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]."
"Here is a tour of everything you need to know about the action in the photo and the specs of the room -- from its gadgetry, to its cultural representations on TV and film, to its interior design -- from our in-house experts."
"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."
"The next time you visit your favorite coffee shop, consider how it would look if it were transformed into a "news café" -- a place where journalists would work on stories and interact with patrons to find ideas, cultivate sources and show them how stories are reported."
Marc Fisher: "just because it is technically possible to unpublish a digital story in a way that was never possible in the ink-on-paper world does not make it right to do so."
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."
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."
Howard Kurtz: "I'm told [a Washington Post iPhone app] is in the works and may be ready in the coming weeks."
Interesting example of a local story with much information added to the local paper's account via material uploaded to Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, blogs etc...
"[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."