Journalism needs a down and dirty revolution

A lot of businesses could benefit from the I like to call the down and dirty principles. Down and dirty says you should never make something that your users don’t care about. Down and dirty means focusing on return on investment. It means admitting that we don’t have unlimited time, money or staff resources. Once we …

Today is the day for change in your newsroom

You don’t need a fancy new CMS, a new editor in chief, new business model or prayer to start innovating today. This month’s Carnival of Journalism, hosted by Will Sullivan over at Journerdism, asks a very pragmatic question: What are small, incremental steps one can make to fuel change in their media organization? Pragmatic questions …

Outlook/Exchange vs. GMAIL

Will Sullivan, myself and others have argued that newsrooms should consider switching to GMAIL because of its interface, search capabilities, advanced filtering and tagging and other features. Honestly, I am much more productive with my GMAIL and Google Apps e-mail (used with @patthorntonfiles.com addresses) than I am with my work e-mail at Stripes that runs …