Why Participation Journalism is Good for You and Your Readers

For as long as I have been reading news on the internet, I have been reading nytimes.com. Since my family didn’t subscribe to the dead tree version, this allowed me to read huge portions of one of the best newspapers in the world.

So yesterday it was a bit of a surprise when I woke up to this one line email on Facebook.

“Did I just see you on a New York Times iPad video?”

And just like that, I was part of my favourite newspaper.

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Twitter lesson of the day

Promoting your blog via twitter doesn’t have to sound self-centered, as long as you advocate its reader value more than its connection to the author. Here’s some examples of the difference I’ve noticed from my own experience.