Food for thought and things that make you go hmm…

…are just two of the tags I use over at my Tumblr blog to categorize links I find noteworthy. That part of the site has become a repository of “interesting stuff” for me, and I encourage you to check it out. Plus, it helps me keep a handle on the number of bookmarked stories I have, and it keeps me from spamming all my Twitter followers with links. :) Should I follow your blog on Tumblr? Let me know!

Using free services to improve your site

Though a media outlet’s content management system often covers everything that a site needs on a day-to-day basis, there are sometimes projects that the CMS doesn’t handle very well. In my short time out of school and in the workforce, I’ve discovered several free services that have capabilities the CMS may not. Yahoo! PipesEver feel a need to aggregate a bunch of RSS feeds? Yahoo! Pipes rocks for that sort of thing. There’s a little bit of a learning curve … Read More

Why I dislike @ricksanchezcnn (Or, what reporters should NOT do when using Twitter)

Lately, I’ve been hanging out on Twitter while I’m at work. I’ll answer viewer questions, solicit feedback on topics, etc. Through several months of listening and learning, my station’s account has more than 500 followers. I realize my station is not the only one to actively use the service; many other television stations, newspapers and even national media outlets use it, whether as a headlines feed or to receive feedback. That said, Rick Sanchez (@ricksanchezcnn, for those of you on … Read More