50 Useful Google Apps for Writers

Here are some top picks for the most useful Google apps for writers.

How to Use Your iPhone When Reporting

WFOR-TV News Director Adrienne Roark created quite a buzz a couple of weeks ago when he shot an entire story using the new iPhone. Poynter’s Al Tompkins chatted with Roark and Investigative Producer Giovani Benitez today to learn how to use an iPhone when reporting.

The 9 secrets of great headline writing

Only 2 out of 10 people will read past the headline, according to CopyBlogger. Here are 9 fantastic tips for writing great headlines — including why 7 reasons why list posts will always work!

10 lessons from a failed startup

You can learn a lot from failure, as Mark Goldenson discovered. In this piece he sums up some of the lessons he learned from his failed startup, including the challenges of content businesses.

How to write great Twitter headlines

It’s a little known secret that people will retweet based on the headline alone, before even clicking through to the content.

Everything Twitter: Twitter links and resources

Great collection of Twitter links and resources, from Mashable.

Hearst Magazine Increased Web Traffic By 150% with SEO and Wordtracker

This post was submitted by Rachelle Money, who works with Wordtracker and writes for its newsletter. Since using the Wordtracker keyword research tool Dan Roberts says Hearst Publication’s online traffic has grown 150%. Hearst publishes 15 of the world’s most popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Good Housekeeping as well as […]

Why news organizations can police comments and not get sued

In this video and transcript, David Ardia, the director of the Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard and the former assistant counsel for The Washington Post, explains Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and how it provides wide-ranging immunity to website publishers for what goes on in their comments.

Seven Myths of Innovation

Krisztine “Z” Holly, Vice Provost for Innovation and Executive Director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, introduced “Seven Myths of Innovation” to newspaper editors at the Knight Leadership Conference this week.

New ways to detect doctored photos

PBS reports on a “digital detective” inventing new ways to tell if photos have been faked. Watch the video of the story and then take the test: Examine nine photographs and guess if they are fake or real.