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I’m currently posting on tumblr
June 12, 2013

It’s been awhile since I have posted over here, huh?

At some point, this site will get re-designed. But in the name of being able to publish quicker and easier, I’ve been posting lots of stuff over on tumblr.

You can find those ramblings here:

I’m mostly posting about things that I’m lucky enough to be involved with at the Orange County Register.

Hope you’ll check it out!

The gift: For news organizations, the holidays aren’t the only times we should give to our audience
January 4, 2012

Back in December, I saw something on Google that made me remember one of my favorite all-time lessons in journalism. My mentor and good friend, Bill Snead, called it “the gift.”

And, yes, I saw at least the spirit of what Bill was talking about on Google.

I learned so much while working at the Lawrence Journal-World. And “the gift” was definitely one of the most-impactful things Bill taught me back in my J-W days.

Bill explained to me that newspaper readers — whether in print or online — knew exactly what to expect from us: breaking news, interesting photos, police news, …

The Las Vegas Sun is now accepting internship applications
April 23, 2011

We are no longer accepting applications for these internships.


We’re looking for a couple of talented interns to join our team in the Greenspun Media Group multimedia newsroom — home of the Pulitzer-winning Las Vegas Sun, extremely cool Las Vegas Weekly, a couple of very slick and high-profile tourist and luxury publications, and some of the most award-winning and critically acclaimed local news websites in the world.

The positions we’re filling will work primarily with the Las Vegas Sun. We’re looking for interns who want to get real-world, practical experience with highly converged coverage of local news, business and entertainment.

First …

Thoughts on Marimow: What being ‘not digital enough’ means (and shouldn’t mean) to traditional editors
October 10, 2010

Each morning, often before I even crawl out of bed, I open Twitter on my iPhone and see what’s happened while I was asleep.

That’s how I learned Bill Marimow was out as The Philadelphia Inquirer’s editor.



I try to tell as many journalists as I can to love the journalism, not the medium. Love the mission, not the medium. I say this at work so much that I must sound like a broken record.

I even say it at home and 4-year-old Zakki has no clue as to what the heck I am talking about. (Though the little dude does point …

Bottoming Out: A look back at our multimedia journalism package on gambling addiction
July 27, 2010

UPDATE: I originally posted this blog entry months ago, yet it seems even more relevant today! It was announced this morning (Dec. 22, 2010) that the video portion of this project just won a prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, making the Las Vegas Sun the first newspaper to receive the award for multimedia storytelling.

I can’t even begin to explain how proud I am of the Las Vegas Sun, its amazing journalists, and its commitment to powerful, creative and relevant online journalism! And a special congrats to Scott Den Herder, who was a powerful force in helping the Sun …

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