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What we discussed on editorchat 2/11

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milehighfool ‘Night all. Thanks for tuning in. #editorchat -10:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Thank you very much – good night! #editorchat -10:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Tim Beyers, Motley Fool contributor: http://twurl.nl/borgmv Go to editorchat.wordpress.com to keep the conversation going. #editorchat -10:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Once again tweeple, this is Lydia Dishman freelance features writer and editor, been in biz for myself for a decade πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @velvet_trope you can check the trending # topics under search #editorchat -10:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

velvet_trope Pardon my stupidity, but how do people find out about hashtag discussions like #editorchat AHEAD of time rather than by stream accident? -10:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Time may change so stay tuned… #editorchat -10:45 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Editors/writers/authors check out editorchat.wordpress.com for a transcript and to add thoughts/comments/ questions. #editorchat -10:44 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @milehighfool When you don’t compete with Lost! #editorchat -10:44 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Goodnight, Johnboy. #editorchat -10:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @MrsWrite Thanks Janene. Hope to see you next week. #editorchat -10:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @kathleenotmm Our apologies. If you’ve time, please check out the blog and let us know what times work best for you. #editorchat -10:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Deltavogue @LydiaBreakfast I most definitely will… πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite Great chatting with everyone #editorchat -10:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kathleenotmm sorry I missed it…. next week for sure! #editorchat -10:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen @MeaganFrancis Agree completely. That’s where I struggle with the “how can I do this for a living?” battle. #editorchat -10:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool πŸ™‚ I’m in! #editorchat -10:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tweethouston rt: Molly from Houston. Thought I’d observe part of the #editorchat discussion, but looks like you’re wrappin.. http://tinyurl.com/ah58ko -10:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @todaysmama But great bloggers are writer with IP rights and those rights have a value. How’s that for teeing off next week? #editorchat -10:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Likewise if you have discussion topics, drop a comment in the blog. #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton @willowbottom the bulk is ephemeral junk … But that’s always been the case with bulk of books, articles. #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @jkwill10 Thank you, sir. We appreciate you participating. #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

goodiesformom @LydiaBreakfast Great, I’ll definitely look for it. Thanks #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Remember if you want to continue the discussion, drop a comment in the box on the blog #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Thanks much, all. Please see the blog for details but we’ll keep timing flexible — we’ve all got deadlines πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 nice work with the chat #editorchat -10:38 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Folks, if you want the transcript I will post it in the AM on editorchat.wordpress.com #editorchat -10:38 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps See you all next week — and on Twitter in the meantime. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @hotspringer check the blog for the complete deal. #editorchat -10:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @GoodSports Hope you’ll join in next week. #editorchat -10:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool that’s where great bloggers come into play. I think bloggers make content a totally different game #editorchat -10:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Great job @LydiaBreakfast and @milehighfool. Looking forward to the recap. #editorchat -10:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen JoAnna Haugen, professional copywriter and globe-trotting freelance writer. Website to debut soon. #editorchat -10:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot Thanks again for the chance to join in. All this talk about writing made me realize I’ve got a deadline! See you folks later! #editorchat -10:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @LydiaBreakfast Sounds good. Thanks for setting up the chat! #editorchat -10:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

GoodSports Missed #editorchat — Maybe next time -10:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool online we just get a lot of good content submitted to us. I do have to say we always pay in our print pubs though #editorchat -10:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly Nice conversation everyone, Thanks a lot, but need to get back to work here. Have an excellent evening!! #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @MeaganFrancis thanks for stopping by! #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Let’s all talk next week about payment – ‘K folks? #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MeaganFrancis website in my profile–nice to meet you all #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps This was a great chat, guys. TOo bad I missed it last week. #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MeaganFrancis Meagan Francis–write about parenting, natural health/wellness, travel for national mags and have a couple parenting books #editorchat -10:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mollyblock Molly from Houston. Thought I’d observe part of the #editorchat discussion, but looks like you’re wrapping up. Catch next wk’s ~ #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @netta50 Great having you here. Thanks for dropping by. #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly Thanks everyone! I’m J. D. Ebberly and I write on blogging and social media issues http://sn.im/bq8i8 #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @joanna_haugen agreed – it’s getting harder to gauge what to pay when in 1st place. Some huge blogs pay $15 for a fab guest post #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Rebecca McCormick-Hot Springs, Ark. Freelance travel and feature writer w/ buz journo background. http://tinyurl.com/RebMcCor #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

goodiesformom Lois Whittaker, Central NJ, Goodies for Mom http://www.goodiesformom.com and New Jersey Moms Blog. I joined a little late. #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot Thanks for a great edchat. Diane Mapes, freelance journalist (national news sites, etc) & humor columnist for the Seattle P-I. #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger Nice chatting with you all, night. #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren I’m Karon Warren, a freelance writer & editor writing on almost every subject available. Also copy edit. http://www.karonwarren.com #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Deltavogue come next week and join in again πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @todaysmama I can’t agree. It’s never weird to pay for content. @netta50 is right — readers expect good content. #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @netta50 thank you netta, you goddess you πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MeaganFrancis @joanna_haugen yeah, traffic is nice, but it doesn’t pay my bills (and wouldn’t even if I ran ads). #editorchat -10:34 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger Sascha Zuger– write for couple dozen national mags, papers, novels and HarperStudio memoir come 2010. #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 Jeff Williams, leaving Gannett paper to start Knight funded nonprofit news org #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 http://wordwebbing.com/ Freelance writer, editor, and fledgling goddess. Thanks, Tim and Lydia. Great discussion. #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Deltavogue @hotspringer @LydiaBreakfast Thanks! I am new to the chat ..didn’t realize the format.. #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama ah! time to go! thanks for chatting – Rachael @ TodaysMama.com #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @motownmutt we are going to break early tonight and leave some good Qs for next week #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen @todaysmama Unfortunately, though, I think that’s part of the reason content suffers. It’s a hard balance. #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps Jen Nipps, south-central OK (actually in Ada), specialize in creativity, fashion, plus-size issues http://www.jenifernipps.com #editorchat -10:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

clarknwark Michael Clark, COO Mitchell Communications Group http://www.mitchcommgroup.com, PR firm in NW Arkansas #editorchat -10:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @kenwheaton thanks Ken – hope you heal speedily #editorchat -10:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 RT @LydiaBreakfast: next week, we should tackle the question of what is a fair price to pay freelancers #editorchat -10:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams I am Delores Williams and I write on business issues and politics http://www.deloreswilliams.info #editorchat -10:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton kenwheaton #Editorchat Thanks guys! Ken Wheaton, A.M.E Ad Age (http://AdAge.com) and first novel droppin Jan ’10 http://kenwheatonwrites.com -10:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @jennipps Please do. Thanks much, Jenn. #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton #Editorchat Thanks guys! Ken Wheaton, A.M.E Ad Age (http:///AdAge.com) and first novel droppin Jan ’10 http://kenwheatonwrites.com -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

motownmutt @paulswansen http://is.gd/jfdV #editorchat (I think there’s only 1/2 hour left) -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @joanna_haugen it is almost weird for us to pay for content these days. Most people share content and we all share traffic #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps RT @LydiaBreakfast next week, we should tackle the question of what is a fair price to pay freelancers #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @jennipps great – thanks! #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger When editors ask writers to jump through too many hoops, pre-contract, they can end up losing the best writers. #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen joanna_haugen @LydiaBreakfast I think the local pubs is also where the collaboration btwn writers & editors comes to life. #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Introduce away folks… #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast That would be a great idea. πŸ™‚ I’ll promo it in the Absolute Write Water Cooler freelance board if you want. #editorchat -10:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @LydiaBreakfast ooh, good one. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @LydiaBreakfast next week, we should tackle the question of what is a fair price to pay freelancers #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @delwilliams Agreed! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve edited articles by supposed writers that turn out to be interns. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast My town (Ada, OK) even has a local mag. It’s proving hard to break into, though, written by the paper staff. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Folks it is time to wrap. Take a minute to re-introduce yourself and your links #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot @milehighfool God bless ya, big guy. ; ) I was rather insulted to see the ad – esp. considering it showed up on writer’s forum. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BILL_ROMANOS Hi Bill. Thanks for stopping by. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 @Single_Shot You get what you pay for. #editorchat -10:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast next week, we should tackle the question of what is a fair price to pay freelancers #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BILL_ROMANOS Listening in on #editorchat discussion. -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen @single_shot I think the no pay thing is getting common, esp with online pubs #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @MeaganFrancis agreed- I also think they do super local best. little billy down the street just got his eagle scout etc. etc. #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Our local magazine gvillemag.com is awesome in print. #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MeaganFrancis @Single_Shot they’ll get what they (don’t) pay for, but I can give them a pass moreso than “community” pubs owned by big corps #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @single_shot Low-no-pay the norm for online ads. Most $$ freelance jobs are not posted to be found easily. #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @joanna_haugen At some papers maybe. If it’s like my local paper, that’s not the case. #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool It should certainly be justifiable. Hey! Self-defense? Protecting ourselves & our jobs? lol #editorchat -10:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams I think that too many editors are sacrificing quality by hiring nonwriters, and “piece writers (20 articles for $20). #editorchat -10:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @joanna_haugen I’ve written for almost all my local pubs (mag, journals, paper) and it helps as a freelancer to meet the peeps #editorchat -10:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama good print is something you savor for a good quiet moment – not a stripped down newspaper stock mailer #editorchat -10:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Single_Shot Are we legally allowed to shoot those people? Seriously. I’m asking. #editorchat -10:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @connectingwomen @todaysmama That is absolutely true where I live. The local paper here is a joke. #editorchat -10:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @connectingwomen agreed! and so few local pubs really invest in brand and quality. if i pick up print – i pick up quality print. #editorchat -10:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot @MeaganFrancis I saw an ad recently from a community paper looking 4 people who want to “write for writing’s sake”. No $$$$. Oy. #editorchat -10:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LydiaBreakfast I think Newsweek is spot on and that the NYT is the model. Good analysis, thoughtful stories, excellent sources. #editorchat -10:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen I think there are more opportunities for writers with local pubs anyway. #editorchat -10:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

connectingwomen @todaysmama I have to agree with you. Many local pubs are traditional, instead of growing with the town. #editorchat -10:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama a big prob I see is that local peeps don’t leverage their strengths and band together so they keep creating sub par pubs #editorchat -10:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 @milehighfool People want accurate information fast. I would sacrifice speed for accuracy. Bad content=bad info=bye-bye- reader.#editorchat -10:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @palafo Thanks for dropping by, Patrick. Great links on the media biz. #editorchat -10:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Any last thoughts about providing quality content and working together? #editorchat -10:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool a local pub can do live events, promotions and community bldg as well as online but they rarely do it well #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MeaganFrancis @todaysmama I wonder if small papers have been able to be more adaptable–already used to working w/small budget & staff? #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool OK, folks, at 10:30 pm we’ll start intros. Tell us who you are and, if you’d like, post a link. 5 minutes from now. #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

connectingwomen @milehighfool @jennipps Thanks. #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool I used to think targeted pubs at papers could save the day, but sadly a lot of local pubs don’t build community #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @palafo thanks for checking in though #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

clarknwark Listening in on editorchat, COO of Public Relations Firm @mitchcommgroup #editorchat -10:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast to quality content #editorchat -10:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot @todaysmama As someone who’s worked in/around newspapers for 30 years (in one incarnation or another), it’s very sad to see this #editorchat -10:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast The pendulum will swing, now everyone is scrambling to provide as much as they can for free, think there will be a return #editorchat -10:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @milehighfool I think it’s interesting that small community papers are being read more widely than even big local papers #editorchat -10:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

palafo Eavesdropping on #editorchat and checking out its blog. Too tired for much chatting myself. http://bit.ly/5Girf -10:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @connectingwomen Many, but we’ve been talking about speed vs. accuracy and whether content really can be king. #editorchat -10:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @connectingwomen In part, what content is king, travel writing. #editorchat -10:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @Single_Shot So sad to hear all the papers going down! We’ve worked with targeted pubs dept.’s almost worked with PI #editorchat -10:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama @Single_Shot So sad to hear all the papers going down! We’ve worked with targetted pubs dept.’s almost worked with PI #editorchat -10:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

connectingwomen what is the topic tonight? #editorchat -10:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @journalistics Connecting writers and editors to learn how we can help each other. #editorchat -10:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @journalistics check out our blog at editorchat.wordpress.com #editorchat -10:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

connectingwomen Sorry, I am late. Can only stay for a few minutes tonight. #editorchat -10:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @todaysmama Agreed, but recently I wrote about an algorithm NBC is using to deliver hyperlocal news. How do we compete? #editorchat -10:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps for finding freelancing jobs online out first. It went live today. 2/2 #editorchat -10:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

journalistics What is #editorchat all about? -10:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @netta50 They won’t. But if the breaking story is what matters most, then what content is king? The soundbite? #editorchat -10:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama todaysmama @milehighfool i get on a soapbox- targeted content to a targeted community is king. Even better to a local community #editorchat -10:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps Similarly, with a new gig (TutorialBlog) I recently started, of 5 ideas pitched as requested, they wanted five best sites (1/2) #editorchat -10:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @milehighfool same for food/recipes #editorchat -10:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams @milehighfool I do think content is and will be king. #editorchat -10:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Deltavogue Not easy, but good to start with your hometown or another place you are very familiar with @milehighfool #editorchat -10:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @deltavogue Sorry, I don’t want to be electrocuted. Gotta stay on topic. #editorchat -10:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Interestingly, biz writing is seeing something similar. Forget the big idea, how do readers save money *now*? #editorchat -10:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger @LydiaBreakfast Yep. Pitched that concept with success to a few places back when gas prices first flew, hehe. #editorchat -10:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 Without content, your readers don’t come back. Why should they? You lose your credbility.#editorchat -10:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Deltavogue How do you break into travel writing? #editorchat -10:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @netta50 Yep. TIME feature, I think. #editorchat -10:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @LydiaBreakfast Specialists like @airfarewatchdog are doing great job filtering thru transition to find real travel deals. #editorchat -10:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @LydiaBreakfast Budget-friendly and, for one of my main markets, within driving distance. #editorchat -10:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 RT @joanna_haugen: @todaysmama #editorchat The goal is print, the reality is online. And a lot of the print ends up online anyway. -10:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams @MrsWrite I saw you were on. #editorchat -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @delwilliams Glad you’re here. What;’s your take? Can content be king as Newsweek expects? #editorchat -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger @LydiaBreakfast I’ve also had mag eds change the focus from distant spots to close-to-home getaways people could make daytrips #editorchat -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @hotspringer airfares still very high though #editorchat -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen @todaysmama #editorchat The goal is print, the reality is online. And a lot of the print ends up online anyway. -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @karonwarren yes I’ve noticed that and all my travel pieces are geared toward budget-friendly #editorchat -10:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Good news is travel sector is matching lower demand with better discounts. Some previously out-of-range locales are now doable. #editorchat -10:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 I heard someone today ask if content is still King. #editorchat -10:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams @milehighfool I am a writer #editorchat -10:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Bobbiec Night. Thanks for joining in! #editorchat -10:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Bobbiec Night Bobbie, see you next week πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @Single_Shot oh dear. #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

karonwarren @LydiaBreakfast I’m finding a lot of CVBs/Tourism folks have cut back or eliminated their press trips for the rest of the year. #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec sorry all — fading fast, not that the convo is boring, just me — night! #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Deltavogue @LydiaBreakfast Thanks! #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger @LydiaBreakfast mags, mostly #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @todaysmama Both, but online mostly. #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot @todaysmama I do both. But it looks like one of my main print pubs (the Seattle P-I) is about to close. Sniff. #editorchat -10:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @drizzled Thanks for your input. Good to see you. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @JDEbberly Ciao JD thanks for coming πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger I’ve had eds come back and swap out a place they approved as part of a larger place for one with lower rates. #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @LydiaBreakfast Travel has probably been hit as hard as any other sector. Trend toward closer, more budget-friendly destinations #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @drizzled Enjoyed listening to you & learning! See you next week! #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @todaysmama we’re all over the place #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @drizzled Thanks for stopping by, sir. Great to see you here. #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @todaysmama So far, mine is about half & half. #editorchat -10:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @drizzled Thank you! #editorchat -10:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger @LydiaBreakfast I’ve had some high end destinations/round ups killed #editorchat -10:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

todaysmama hello all at #editorchat – do most work with online or print pubs? -10:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled Thanks everyone, bowing out for the evening. Great discussion! #editorchat -10:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool So the million-dollar Q: Do we all think Newsweek is crazy? Should they keep chasing the same reader b/c nothing changes? #editorchat -10:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Are there any travel writers – how has the downturn affected coverage? At all? #editorchat -10:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot I write a column for a daily paper & health stuff for a nat’l news site. So, no new ways to catch readers. Maybe good writing?;) #editorchat -10:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool What I’m hearing that works: lists, series, how-to. Little has changed. What works offline works online. #editorchat -10:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @kenwheaton Totally agree on separation for news side. Smaller one-owner lifestyle pubs, not so hardlined, it seems. #editorchat -10:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Deltavogue Just popping in to see what I can learn! Great convo! #editorchat -10:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @milehighfool sometimes serial work, actually. generally i just have them flip ideas by me, & if it feels stale, i take a pass #editorchat -10:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @delwilliams Glad to see you here, my friend. #editorchat -10:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @milehighfool I have also been showing writers stuff from successful newsletters (w/ high click-thru rates) what works #editorchat -10:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 RT @drizzled:don’t be boyfriend/girlfriend, speaking from exp. seriously, give and take crits well, writing is never personal #editorchat -10:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @delwilliams Welcome to Editorchat, Del! #editorchat -10:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @delwilliams Thanks much. Are you writing or editing or both? #editorchat -10:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton @hotspringer #editorchat We’ve never assigned based on what advertisers want. Church/State/Etc. -10:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @drizzled So like a series? #editorchat -10:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

delwilliams Just wanted to drop by and say hello. Good conversation #editorchat -10:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @milehighfool I think it’s all about giving the topic a fresh twist. Nothing new under the sun πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Single_Shot Glad you could make it! Are eds. asking you to try new things to catch readers? #editorchat -10:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @kenwheaton You’re fine, Ken. #editorchat -10:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton #editorchat though i work at a trade that doesnt use many freelancers and reporters have to know beats cold -10:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton #editorchat If my tweets seem weirdly out of order it’s cuz my text from phone apparently went nuts. -10:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @milehighfool I depend mostly on keeping writers producing topical content, and on making them all part of promotional efforts #editorchat -10:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @drizzled I tend to do that anyway. Er… the second one, not the first. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @joanna_haugen Yeah, that’s crap. Seriously. When advertisers start dictating, it’s time to go. #editorchat -10:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @jennipps don’t be boyfriend/girlfriend, haha. speaking from exp. seriously, give and take crits well, writing is never personal #editorchat -10:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @milehighfool online communities is where it’s at these days #editorchat -10:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Same Q for the writers. @MrsWrite — is it to be trendy per your point about packaging? #editorchat -10:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Single_Shot @milehighfool Hey folks! Popping in for a few … looks like another great discussion! #editorchat -10:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @joanna_haugen that crosses a line I am not comfortable with #editorchat -10:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps OK, not really “accident.” I knew the editor before I started writing for him. #editorchat -10:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Makes me wonder what publishers are trying now. What are you doing to get more readers? #editorchat -10:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @louseeyb thanks for coming by! #editorchat -10:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen What I find hardest is when and editor and I agree on an article but the advertisers are ultimately the ones who drive content. #editorchat -10:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps Speaking of writers/editors working together, what tips do you have for developing such a relationship? (I have 1, by accident.) #editorchat -10:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @louseeyb Thanks for joining the conversation! See you next week! πŸ™‚ #editorchat -10:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tweet_trends #editorchat: [twitter] http://tinyurl.com/atoprh -10:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

InterfaxTMT @jennips i.e. the opposite of this relationship between a writer and his subs – http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/series/coren #editorchat -10:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @louseeyb Thanks for participating. #editorchat -10:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool We’re trending folks, keep it up! #editorchat -10:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

louseeyb @LydiaBreakfast got to run, night! thanks #editorchat -10:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

RealTimeTrends #editorchat – is now the #9 trend on twitter. Follow here: http://idek.net/2DG -10:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool But there’s also an ugly side: Because you know, there’s an awful temptation to be manipulative. Good for UVs, bad for readers. #editorchat -10:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @milehighfool Yes, but with clever packaging. How you package is key. #editorchat -10:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @kenwheaton Side note – how is your nose? #editorchat -10:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LydiaBreakfast Yes, it is. You can see the trends and know what the reader wants. #editorchat -10:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer If medium is ad-driven, writers and ed’s must collaborate to find balance between what ad-people and reader-people will pay for. #editorchat -10:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @milehighfool so it should be easier to customize what your doing online to make the reader interested #editorchat -10:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @MrsWrite Service is the key, right? have to be easy to edit. #editorchat -10:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @LydiaBreakfast ah,the biz model question. been working that one with our kid site too — trying lots of diff things #editorchat -10:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton @milehighfool … I am an editor. Twitter good for some things but does not guide our pace #editorchat -10:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool On the Web, it’s easier to tell what works. The measurement tools are there. UVs, actions, etc. What if you’re in print? #editorchat -9:59 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @milehighfool Oh, quirky, quick items with a newsy (why now?) hook and a touch of service. #editorchat -9:59 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps If there’s a good writer/editor relationship, pitches go both ways and they seem to work better together to develop the content. #editorchat -9:59 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Anyone else: How can writers and editors work together to provide content that people will actually pay for? #editorchat -9:58 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer RT jennipps There has to be a good working relationship from the start. Writers can’t afford to see editors as adversaries. #editorchat -9:58 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @Bobbiec have definitely gone with the gut on many occasions. Generally works out, but when it doesn’t, it really doesn’t. #editorchat -9:58 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @LydiaBreakfast Good Q. Only prior experience is with subscription comics site, and that didn’t work out, so I’m not sure. #editorchat -9:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast THere has to be a good working relationship from the start. Writers can’t afford to see editors as adversaries. #editorchat -9:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @MrsWrite Really interested in how you see this question, Janene. You’re working with national mags. What are eds. demanding? #editorchat -9:56 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @drizzled it’s the press the button and hold breath! I know when my gut says “No” I’m asking for trouble #editorchat -9:56 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Next Q – How can writers and editors work together to provide content that people will actually pay for? #editorchat -9:55 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @Bobbiec Before, if possible. Good point though, sometimes you go to press and hope it pans out without a reply from sources #editorchat -9:55 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @MrsWrite Hi there, MrsWrite! Welcome to Editorchat! #editorchat -9:55 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @MrsWrite Hey! Thanks for joining in. #editorchat -9:55 PM Feb 11th, 2009

InterfaxTMT @milehighfool exactly. = drop in quality/drop in readers/revenue drop/ maybe more unemployed journos writing damn fine blogs #editorchat -9:54 PM Feb 11th, 2009

AaronSkwarcan @jesshatchigan even if I wasn’t in the #editorchat conversation, can I still say goodnight? -9:54 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MrsWrite @milehighfool Jumping in the conversation. Hi there:) #editorchat -9:54 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled re: multitasking @hotspringer i tdo photos, illustrations, photoshop, html/css. web writers are the copywriters & the print shop #editorchat -9:54 PM Feb 11th, 2009

louseeyb @jennipps with a staff of only 3 in editorial dept, we have to check everything #editorchat -9:54 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @janeco Thanks for stopping by. #editorchat -9:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 RT @jennipps: I think even if fact-checkers are used, writers should do their own, too. Otherwise it’d be easy to get lazy. #editorchat -9:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @drizzled before or after it is published online? #editorchat -9:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan Thank you, everyone. Good night and good luck. Great chat. #editorchat -9:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco Gotta run, thanks for the exchange…see u next week #editorchat -9:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @mguerard ‘nite, and many thanks for joining. #editorchat -9:52 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @mguerard G’night, Marsha. Nice to see/meet you. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:52 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 Technology and the publishing biz changes on a daily basis.It’s up to the writer/editor to keep skill sets sharp.Job requirement.#editorchat -9:52 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @mguerard ‘Night Marsha. Thanks for joining in the conversation. #editorchat -9:52 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast Agreed. I’d never think of turning something in that I hadn’t checked myself first. #editorchat -9:52 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Fool has one group of financial editors and another group of copyeds. Sill, with our volume, I have to fact check. #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard Gnight gang. Thank you for an interesting hour. #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Re: multitasking. Being able to provide hi-res photos sometimes help land assignment. Now, I also take video. #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BenLaMothe @hotspringer I think it’s a good practice to require writers to give eds the source contact info for fact check. #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @jennipps I think fact checking goes with multi-tasking, you better be darn good at it to stay relevant #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @milehighfool with my blog work, I’m always responsible for fact checking. Penalty for not checking source? Article dropped. #editorchat -9:51 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @hotspringer wow, I thought we had completely lost fact-checking as a role. Rarely see them any more #editorchat -9:50 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool I think even if fact-checkers are used, writers should do their own, too. Otherwise it’d be easy to get lazy. #editorchat -9:50 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @LydiaBreakfast Related Q Is fact-checking up to the writer, or do you still use fact-checkers? #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco @LydiaBreakfast I make sure writers turn in fact-checked stories; I do my own fact-checking, too #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly RT @netta50: You have to multi-task in order to keep yourself marketable. #editorchat #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @jennipps me too! Am using “downtime” to do different stuff. #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer For some editors, I’m required to submit source info with my story. Fact-checkrs take over from there. Other times, I do it. #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @jesshatchigan Even with that, though, I’ve found some resources to help me learn how to take better pics. #editorchat -9:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @InterfaxTMT How so. As in more, more, more and quality be damned? #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps RT @netta50 You have to multi-task in order to keep yourself marketable. #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled RT @milehighfool:So, to eat, you really need a broader skillset as a writer — whether you’re an author or reporter. #editorchat Too true. -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @Bobbiec Then provided I can learn a couple other things I’m wanting to do anyway, I should be in good shape. (Always multi-task #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan Technology is part of the answer. e.g., point and shoot cameras mean non-photogs can take print quality photos #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 You have to multi-task in order to keep yourself marketable. #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

InterfaxTMT @milehighfool of course! Another result of increased pressure is higher-ups’ increasing hostility to editorial process #editorchat -9:48 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly RT @milehighfool: @LATimesNystrom Thanks much, Andrew. Hope you’ll join us again next week. #editorchat #editorchat -9:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BenLaMothe @KimBrame Any tips you might have on best practices. Am running 2nd virtual newsroom atm w/j-school students. #editorchat -9:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Related Q Is fact-checking up to the writer, or do you still use fact-checkers? #editorchat -9:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LATimesNystrom Thanks much, Andrew. Hope you’ll join us again next week. #editorchat -9:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec Whoops wrong hash snuck into my tweetgrid — @jennipps — I think people will hire multi-taskers #editorchat -9:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 RT @milehighfool:So, to eat, you really need a broader skillset as a writer — whether you’re an author or reporter. #editorchat Absolutely. -9:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 @milehighfool our beat reporters stopped complaining about broadening a long time ago #editorchat -9:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard @LATimesNystrom when your reporters produce video, are they responsible for their own editing? #editorchat -9:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom @milehighfool Speaking of kids, and speed. I must sign off now, to partake of bathtime. Thanks for the invite. Good night, all. #editorchat -9:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled @milehighfool i think mine are less involved then yours. i like the challenge, though i admit i fear burnout sometimes #editorchat -9:45 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Willowbottom Great seeing you here, Willowbottom. Thanks for stopping by. #editorchat -9:45 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LATimesNystrom So, to eat, you really need a broader skillset as a writer — whether you’re an author or reporter. #editorchat -9:45 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 later willowbottom #editorchat -9:44 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @InterfaxTMT But we’re worth it, right? πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:44 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom Web-only content goes beyond writen stories to blogs, more photos, video etc. More + more LAT reporters now do all of the above. #editorchat -9:44 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 @milehighfool we’ve found more content=less depth — it is a frustrating cycle #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @drizzled That’s *tough*. How do you do it? #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool First impulse is to say find a niche. But a lot of people are niched-out, so what next? I don’t know. #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom adorable little boys are home – I’m outta here. Nice chatting as always. #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco As far as long articles online go, I don’t hv the time or patience to read them and wind up priting them out #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard The practical effect is a drop in quality. We lost 5 percent of our staff this week. You reach critical mass. #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BenLaMothe Do any of you have experience with running a virtual newsroom? #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @BobSchaller I enjoyed your insights. Thanks for participating. #editorchat -9:43 PM Feb 11th, 2009

InterfaxTMT Finding the pressure of editing makes staying informed and doing things like following #editorchat v.difficult -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool And what can we as writers do to help? Seems we’re all squeezed. #editorchat -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @drizzled that is an enormous amount of work, and that is what makes me feel that we are becoming knowlege econ piece workers #editorchat -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool So if editors are under pressure for more content and staffs are shrinking, what’s the practical effect? #editorchat -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco this discussion brings us back to where we started re speed and the need for updates for online #editorchat -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @BobSchaller Headed out? Good to see you. Good insight into book crashes. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:42 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @BobSchaller Thanks to you Bob πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

drizzled Sorry for late entrance. @milehighfool @jkwill I’m in the same boat. 4 articles a day, minimum. Trying to get to 6 #editorchat -9:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Thanks for the great chat, everyone. Neat topics. Good job hosting LY and Mile. #editorchat -9:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LATimesNystrom make that “iterative.” #editorchat #editorchat -9:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Willowbottom Same. That’s why I don’t make as much as I could. I obsess over sourcing. #editorchat -9:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Willowbottom i agonize too, and take my responsibility as a reporter very seriously #editorchat -9:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LATimesNystrom So Web is an interative process, print is polished content? #editorchat -9:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LydiaBreakfast Speaking for myself only, tho I agonize over every word I write, info glut makes me more superficial w/other stf #editorchat -9:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 @LATimesNystrom we did the longer-on-web thing until we editors just had too much to edit #editorchat -9:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LATimesNystrom That really encapsulates the beauty of the Web. I love writing for the medium. Print is great but Web is dynamic #editorchat -9:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom Re speed, we post early edits of time-sensitive stories, then follow up with multiple write-thrus that lead to a final version. #editorchat -9:39 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LydiaBreakfast This assumes the consumers sit around and read more than the title and first paragraph. #editorchat -9:38 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @LATimesNystrom Many @LATimes stories run longer on web than in print, so we satisfy both editors and writers. #editorchat -9:38 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @jenleo that would be the best case scenario but with staff cuts, how does it happen? #editorchat -9:38 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @louseeyb Welcome. We’re glad you made time. #editorchat -9:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jenleo @latimesnystrom why can’t we deliver all three? #editorchat -9:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom Many @LATimes stories run longer on web than in print, so we satisfy both editors who prefer tight and writers who prefer long. #editorchat -9:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 @Willowbottom If you consider supply and demand, I guess it would #editorchat -9:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Willowbottom consumers are educated by what we feed them #editorchat -9:37 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard Oh yes, there is more content. Not sure how much readers want anymore. & yes, it’s terrifying how much goes up w/o editing. #editorchat -9:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LATimesNystrom We asked about speed earlier and most seem to agree that speed is essential. How do you address the tension? #editorchat -9:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom Random thought – does publishing more content faster, reduce the value consumers place on content? Does it create a spiral? #editorchat -9:36 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @jkwill10 Web speed is tough. Most days, I’m writing three to four articles for the site. #editorchat -9:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom There’s tension between more web content, traffic and maintaining standards upheld by our print tradition. Our readers want more #editorchat -9:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @mguerard do you find that the print stories subsequently differ (contain more info) than the initial web stories? #editorchat -9:35 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast In case you missed the next Q Editors, are you under pressure to publish more content faster? Articles, books, etc.? #editorchat -9:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 It is calming when I take a breath and edit instead of forcing Web-speed on our breaking news #editorchat -9:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LATimesNystrom Hey Andrew. Glad you could join. Let’s put the Q to you: Is the Times under pressure to publish more? #editorchat -9:33 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Willow, it will do a very good number. Dummies is different than the books the trades will do on it. Dummies is how-to #editorchat -9:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @LATimesNystrom Welcome to you! #editorchat -9:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller We actually post our own stories at times on SwimNetwork, so I learned Viper Content Management. But lack of editing frightens m #editorchat -9:32 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard In newspapers, the pressure is to push it to the Web. #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LATimesNystrom Pls welcome @LATimes “On the Media” columnist @latrainey to Twitter. Here’s his recent story about @spotus: http://tr.im/fuX9 #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast RT @milehighfool Conversely: Editors, are you under pressure to publish more content faster? Articles, books, etc.? #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LydiaBreakfast So true – is Twitter for Dummies a timely book? Hmmm… #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller But Lydia, the success stories for self pub (more than 1,000 copies) are about 1 in 150,000 titles #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Conversely: Editors, are you under pressure to publish more content faster? Articles, books, etc.? #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I’m doing a dissertation, have five books coming out, and write several pieces weekly for SwimNetwork.4Me no more crashes likely #editorchat -9:31 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps RT @Willowbottom I’m holding out for “Twitter for Dummies.” http://tinyurl.com/d7yaar #editorchat -9:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Willowbottom By the time it comes out, Twitter may be obsolete, no? #editorchat -9:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Phelps book came out two months and three days after closing ceremonies — that’s in store #editorchat -9:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Back to the big idea: Does Twittertime mean you pack more into less time, at the behest of an editor? #editorchat -9:30 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan @bobschaller, what time frames have you worked within doing crash books? #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @BobSchaller thanx, just curious. (work w/ co that does tween fiction books 240 pages) #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Twitter for Dummies is out soon #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @Willowbottom That’d be one to have. πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @BobSchaller self-pub brings even more flexibility and ability to print quickly #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Smaller publishers can do it faster, but don’t get the buy-ins from the distributers, and none are at big-box (WalMart-Costco) #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom I’m holding out for “Twitter for Dummies.” http://tinyurl.com/d7yaar #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps It seems like I’ve seen a book mentioned about Twitter that’s already out, but I can’t remember by whom or the name of the book. #editorchat -9:29 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Bobbiec a year to 18 months was average at RH #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I don’t have a context for that, Bobby. When I write for trades, it’s usually a year, except with a crash book. #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @Willowbottom The economic crisis is still unfolding, I’m sorry to have to say. #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast And it seems like it is taking forever, yet he only mentioned it last month #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Lydia, there are 17 trade books coming out on Twitter, and 11 self-pubbed — that I know of #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Bobbiec @BobSchaller what do you consider regular production schedule; 4 our team — a year, with 4 books in process at a time #editorchat -9:28 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Press was pack-chasing blond white girls in Aruba and missing white babies in (wherever that one girl is from) #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Willowbottom Not in a book. No chance. If Tim Geithner can’t tell us what he’s going to do, then would the book be about? #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Do you know @shelisrael? He’s writing a book about Twitter #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard I think there was some excellent perspective even early on with the $ crisis. #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Irony is Willow, those stories, even on Madoff, were out years ago. No one in mainstream media paid attention #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @Willowbottom I think if someone is paying attention to trends they can turn out a quality book in what seems like a hurry #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @Willowbottom Personally, I doubt it. People are still mired eye-deep in it and there’s still a lot of fear & panic. #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer @bobschaller Good tidbit about how-to books. I’ll remember that. #editorchat -9:27 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @jennipps I wonder how much depends on the author. Has enough time elapsed to, say, shed perspective on $$ crisis, for example? #editorchat -9:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Most of the how-to books, even the thin ones, are on regular production guideliness but sell at a premium rate and do great #s #editorchat -9:26 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BenLaMothe I think it’s blurred beyinf recognition, Ben πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @hotspringer Interesting comparison. I hadn’t heard that one before. #editorchat -9:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BenLaMothe @milehighfool I still think there’s a difference between news and news analysis. But the line has become blurred. #editorchat -9:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Airport thin-how-to-books are equivalent to e-books for people with no laptop or not enough battery life to read one. #editorchat -9:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @Willowbottom (sent too soon) It largely depends on the writer and how well they do under deadline/pressure. #editorchat -9:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @kenwheaton but for those of us who do, it seems that time is speeded up #editorchat -9:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @kenwheaton And your editors? Do they expect you to work on Twittertime? #editorchat -9:24 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @Willowbottom Sometimes it can, but not always. #editorchat -9:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton #editorchat overwhelming majority of readers dont know twitter much less twittertime -9:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Airport book shops seem to flaunting thin how-to books. I’m assuming these are of the “instant” variety. #editorchat -9:23 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Willowbottom @LydiaBreakfast Sincere Q: should “timely topics” even be published as books? Does timeliness compromise quality? #editorchat #editorchat -9:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard meaningful. You saw this man who was, by that point, quite vulnerable and reflective. #editorchat -9:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps As of right now, I don’t have an agent, but hopefully that will change soon. #editorchat -9:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard The thing about that Hudson pilot is that even with two to three weeks’ perspective, his interview on 60 Mins. was much more #editorchat -9:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast I have to agree with that. WHen I think of a crash book, I think little-to-no contact/research before contract #editorchat -9:22 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan @LydiaBreakfast timely topics are very important to my agent. #editorchat -9:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller pushing,” so I took that 13,000 words, told my agent, and sold the next day to St. Martin’s. Anyway I’ll listen for a bit πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @LydiaBreakfast Considering the speed of Twitter, is there such thing as Twittertime? #editorchat -9:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @BobSchaller exactly, which makes it not-so-instant #editorchat -9:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller When his agent picked someone else for his own book, I said fine (they had gotten me Rulon Gardner’s Book deal for NEver stop pu #editorchat -9:21 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Absolutely I had interviewed him 20 times, and his teammates. But I didn’t think about writing it until the night he won 8 #editorchat -9:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller porch piller, breaking his hand. It was a fair picture of him, not a hack job, and not a put-on-pedestal thing #editorchat -9:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @BobSchaller but you had done legwork before? #editorchat -9:20 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller And yet my book had the never reported story about how seven months after pleading out a DUI, he got drunk and punched a #editorchat -9:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Considering the speed of Twitter, is there such thing as Twittertime? Making everything else seem too slow? #editorchat -9:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BobSchaller Agreed, but are you speaking as a reader or writer? As a writer, I rarely parrot the analyst. Context matters. #editorchat -9:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I was asked about crashing a book on the Hudson Landing. I had crashed a Phelps book two weeks after Olympics #editorchat -9:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @BobSchaller On station — maybe 2 — in OKC has a “rants” section & tries to keep news as just that during the rest. #editorchat -9:19 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Q2 Book authors, how important are timely topics to your agents/publishers? How fast can you knock out a book? #editorchat -9:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller It’s almost all opinions and rants, MileHigh. I’d rather get some good facts and come to my own truths, not parrot an analyst #editorchat -9:18 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @milehighfool agreed, with so much info, it helps to have a guide to interpret it all #editorchat -9:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool I think that’s an accurate assessment. #editorchat -9:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Something has to give with a demassification of mass media, in other words. Breaks my heart it is the daily paper #editorchat -9:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 @BobSchaller You hit that right on the head. #editorchat -9:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BenLaMothe Interesting point. My own view of this is that news has become news analysis. I think that’s good. Opinions? #editorchat -9:17 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I’m not sure, MileHigh. It’s such a personal taste. We’re having to take a micro approach with mass media, don’t know if possibl #editorchat -9:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

chuckhemann @jennipps @LydiaBreakfast rightly or wrongly I’ve come to expect it from wire services on earnings rpts #editorchat -9:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan @milehighfool Newsweek will hopefully find its audience w that approach. Other audiences may wish to sacrifice perspective. #editorchat -9:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller “crash” books like that are a nightmare, Lydia. But they are cash cows at times #editorchat -9:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BobSchaller That seems to argue more for accuracy than speed, yes? #editorchat -9:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller of what they read or see, not “believe” — OOPS. Real-time reporting error #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @mguerard as a Random House vet, I know they can turn books out on a dime, hence “instant books” but often had research going #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BenLaMothe @milehighfool Newsweek is trying to run in on The Economist’s territory. Notice how TE has no bylines? Wonder if NW will do same #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Selective exposure, with US vs. Them “news” outlets, conditions and feeds that #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco print can never compete with the speed of online but in print that online story can be more fully developed #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Hmm. Data on audience trust of the media would suggest readers don’t believe a whole heck of a lot of what they believe #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

IrisJumbe I’ve read @milehighfool‘s edchat rules. wonder if any1 is allowed to throw in a ‘?’ when they have one even if not on topic? #editorchat -9:15 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan I agree w @jkwill10 – partial is okay. Incorrect is another matter. #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @jkwill10 there is a huge dif between partial and incorrect — Exactly #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @jkwill10 Agreed. With partial, you expect updates, which is OK, but not necessarily corrections. #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @jkwill10 agreed, but again, isn’t it a matter of “educating” your audience on what to expect? #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard I would bet that nonfiction writers, the ones who sum up some major event in the instant book, do feel the same fast is good. #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer RT @jkwill10 there is a huge dif between partial and incorrect #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast But not all the time. #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 there is a huge dif between partial and incorrect #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast I agree. Yet I still hope it doesn’t happen enough to condition people to expect mistakes. Every now & then, OK. #editorchat -9:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool And what about Newsweek’s model? Less speed, fewer pages, higher prices, more perspective. Doable if speed is what sells? #editorchat -9:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings @LydiaBreakfast Not with news releases. On leaks, you add the context. Breaking news … it’s wide open … right now #editorchat -9:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool I can’t speak on that personally, but from friends/acquaintances, sometimes they do. #editorchat -9:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I’m speaking as a journalist, though I do write for New Media. The books are a different game. I like the closure of real print #editorchat -9:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @jennipps But if a story runs with partial or possibly incorrect info, then we are conditioning the audience to expect that #editorchat -9:13 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast But to expect mistakes? I hope not. #editorchat -9:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast I think it’s OK for readers to expect updates. I often wonder what’s the rest of the story after the piece runs. #editorchat -9:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @BobSchaller Is this true of all mediums? I wonder if book authors and agents feel similarly. #editorchat -9:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @tommycummings how about with press releases or leaks? #editorchat -9:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard Readers expected updates anyway. #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

netta50 *Waving* I’m Netta, a wordaholic. Freelance writer, editor, and fledgling goddess. Nice to meet you. #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @JDEbberly Exactly! #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings In the context of tweeting, it’s understood that it’s unedited/unfiltered. #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast so are we conditioning readers to expect updates/corrections? #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller And by the time a story would be fully chased down, someone’s had eight babies or a dog with a cool name has won a show #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco @jennipps absolutely #editorchat -9:11 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @LydiaBreakfast I don’t think so. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly @jennipps Speed is important, but it needs to be balanced with accuracy. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Just by definition speed trumps accuracy a lot of the time. Verification, editing, asking questions, all takes time. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @janeco In that case, there should be a commitment to follow up & have it stated, too. Haven’t see either in the local paper. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings Unless the tweets endanger public safety, you go with them on first run despite their accuracy. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco It’s never ok to get facts wrong..u lose that u lose ur credibility #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Specifically regarding the NYT story on Caroline Kennedy’s run for legis. #editorchat -9:10 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @JDEbberly An asset, yes. But how do you get fast? Fire the fact checker? #editorchat -9:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco Speed doesnt have to trump accuracy but u probably won’t have a fully developed story #editorchat -9:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Are we saying that it is ok to get some facts wrong, to make sure we get the scoop? #editorchat -9:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I miss the good read, in other words. I do love the news cycle and finding things out. But it’s hard to explicate in real time #editorchat -9:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings @LydiaBreakfast It’s a component. At times, it should be the starting point. I believe the mainstream media is embracing it #editorchat -9:09 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco With speed u might not be able to have a fully developed story but can return to it with updates #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @LydiaBreakfast Did during the Mumbai tragedy. Twitter *was* the news channel for a time. #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @JDEbberly But why does speed seem to trump accuracy? #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Quoting @woodenhorsepub earlier today, re:Q1 “We may not be first to get out the word, but we won’t say until we verify.” #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller And I mean well-written stories as in the past. I get the real-time newscycle. I want context, breadth, sources, etc #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @IrisJumbe Hi Iris, welcome! #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly Q1: Speed is definitely an asset. #editorchat -9:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

IrisJumbe Hi Everyone! Iris Jumbe: Copywriter, editor and accomplished neurotic #editorchat -9:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller I don’t see a lot of good stories. It’s hit and miss with random events. A few “facts” (that often change). Updates, sure #editorchat -9:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard I live in a smaller city. We’re the daily. We don’t tweet (yet). But watching what others do in this market is just fun. #editorchat -9:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @tommycummings right but how do they factor in as real breaking news, esp. after the plane crash in NYC #editorchat -9:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco It’s an even more competitive environment now so, yes, speed trumps #editorchat -9:07 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps I’ve seen incomplete stories in the local paper because they *had* to get the story out NOW. I understand that to an extent…. #editorchat -9:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @mguerard Why fun? isn’t it difficult to win the speed game with so much competition? #editorchat -9:06 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings I believe you treat tweets as a conversation during a live event. They build into the developing and final story. #editorchat -9:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly Hello everyone! J. D. Ebberly – Feature writer for the blogging & socmed spaces from north VA, joining in. #editorchat -9:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 Hello, Jeff Williams, city editor Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune for two more days then Knight Found project leader #editorchat -9:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard I do value speed more now. It’s so much more fun. #editorchat -9:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @mguerard By all means, Marsha. I’m just not that nimble πŸ™‚ #editorchat -9:05 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool RT @LydiaBreakfast: Q 1: Given the changes that are occuring, do we value speed more or differently that we used to #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps Q1 – I think a lot of people are preferring speed, sometimes — IMO — at the expense of a fully-developed story. #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Yes, Lydia, we value the breaking news — at the expense of context, and often, accuracy #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

BobSchaller Hello, Bob Schaller, former journalist, currently author and magazine writer #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jesshatchigan Hello, all. Jess Hatchigan, writer (nonfiction, screenplays, articles), joining in. #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @mguerard You might be able to, but I can’t. lol. (Then again, haven’t watched Lost since halfway through 2nd season.) #editorchat -9:04 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Q 1: Given the changes that are occuring, do we value speed (the breaking story) more or differently that we used to? #editorchat -9:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard You mean we can’t watch Lost and tweet? #editorchat -9:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

janeco Hi everyone, freelance writer/editor for print & online #editorchat -9:03 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer Hello, again. Rebecca McCormick – freelance travel and feature writer from Hot Springs, Ark. #editorchat -9:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool Tim Beyers, Motley Fool contributor here. Welcome everyone. Hoping Lost and Shorty Awards don’t steal too many people away. #editorchat -9:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly RT @milehighfool: And we’re live. Welcome to the second edition of #editorchat #editorchat -9:02 PM Feb 11th, 2009

IrisJumbe RT @milehighfool And we’re live. Welcome to the second edition of #editorchat -9:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast I’ll give everyone a minute or two to get aquainted before the first ?? #editorchat -9:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps Hi, guys! Jen Nipps, freelance writer (recently on TutorialBlog.org and WritingForDollars.com) in south-central Oklahoma. #editorchat -9:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

mguerard Hi, Marsha Guerard. Daily newspaper editor in Charleston, SC. #editorchat -9:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Good evening all – Welcome to our conversation, Lydia Dishman, freelance writer and editor #editorchat -9:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

Sascha_Zuger Hello, all. Sascha Zuger here –freelancer for mags/papers and author. #editorchat -9:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool And we’re live. Welcome to the second edition of #editorchat -9:00 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool (5/5) No. 5. STAY ON TOPIC. #editorchat -8:58 PM Feb 11th, 2009

tommycummings Tommy Cummings from The Dallas Morning News’ community newspaper division here. #editorchat -8:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool (4/5) No. 4. Spammers will be electrocuted. (Your computer *is* wired, pal.) #editorchat -8:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool (3/5) No. 3. Courteous comments, please. (Thank you, sir. Ma’am.) #editorchat -8:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool (2/5) No. 2. Stay on topic. #editorchat -8:56 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool (1/5) Time for the #editorchat rules. No 1. Observers welcome but #editorchat is for those who are, or those who work with, editors. -8:55 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly RT!! For those who need details how to join tonight’s #editorchat: http://bit.ly/5pDYz And the potential topic.. http://tinyurl.com/bssl -8:50 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jkwill10 Look for conversations to jump during Lost commercials #editorchat -8:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

kenwheaton #editorchat … during Lost? Yallz killing me! πŸ™‚ -8:49 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool And tweeps: If you’re not interested in #editorchat, you can eliminate the noise by asking your client SW to filter “#editorchat.” -8:47 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool 15 minutes till we go live on #editorchat. If you’d like to ask a question send DM to me or @LydiaBreakfast. -8:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

howtotweets RT: For those who need details how to join tonight’s #editorchat: http://bit.ly/5pDYz And the potential topic.. http://tinyurl.com/bssl3p -8:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool For those who need details how to join tonight’s #editorchat: http://bit.ly/5pDYz And the potential topics: http://is.gd/jdzo -8:40 PM Feb 11th, 2009

jennipps @milehighfool Thanks for the Alltop rec. I’m planning on being at #editorchat. Finishing up a blog post so I can be there. -8:25 PM Feb 11th, 2009

aeropolowoman @joanna_haugen #editorchat In the days of the pony express I’d quit it at 6 months. Now 90 days. -8:16 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @jennipps Alltop is like an RSS substitute. Worth using, I think. Joining for #editorchat? Tonite, 9-11 pm EST. -8:14 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast Book authors, please consider joining #editorchat, it is not just for journalists and newspaper editors πŸ˜‰ 9pm EST Tonight. -8:12 PM Feb 11th, 2009

MacDivaONA @LydiaBreakfast Thanks for the heads up on tonight’s #editorchat. I’ll try to join for a bit. -8:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

hotspringer RT @milehighfool Wk 2 of #editorchat — writers and eds. connecting on Twitter — is tonite at 9 pm EST: http://is.gd/jdzo -8:08 PM Feb 11th, 2009

IrisJumbe RT @milehighfool RT @LydiaBreakfast: #editorchat TONIGHT 9pm. Be there if you’re a pro writer, author or editor. -8:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009

LydiaBreakfast @MacDivaONA Thanks for the link, please join us for #editorchat tonight at 9pm EST -7:57 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JMegonigal Wish I could make it to #editorchat tonight, alas I’m thinking that IF I am still awake, I will be working on some research…. -7:53 PM Feb 11th, 2009

JDEbberly What we will be discussing this evening from 9 to 11pm EST – http://sn.im/bpykf Welcome to Editorchat! #editorchat -7:46 PM Feb 11th, 2009

milehighfool @Rafe Hi Rafe. Wk 2 of #editorchat — writers and eds. connecting on Twitter — is tonite at 9 pm EST: http://is.gd/jdzo Interested? -6:41 PM Feb 11th, 2009

joanna_haugen Fellow freelancers:How long do you wait to hear back re: query before sending to a new pub? Do you formally w/draw your request? #editorchat -5:56 PM Feb 11th, 2009

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