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By the Numbers: 2013 a year of solid growth for latimes.com

A note to the staff from Jimmy Orr, managing editor/digital January 31, 2014, 8:00 a.m. This is our annual look at the last year through the lens of metrics that we call “By the Numbers.” It’s intended to serve as a complementary note to Davan’s review of the year’s great journalism. Happily, they overlap. And the […]

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October digital note

To: The Staff From: Jimmy Orr, Managing Editor, Digital Starting this month, we are renewing our efforts to highlight digital achievements throughout the newsroom. Why are we doing this?  It’s important to show what’s connecting with our readers, where the readership is coming from, and to provide another way for departments to learn from one […]

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Shared responsibility is no responsibility

Sometimes there are articles that just nail it.  “Why Less is More in Teams” from the Harvard Business Review does exactly this. People get tired of me saying “Shared responsibility is no responsibility.”  I say it a lot.  I advocate for personal ownership whenever possible.  I do this because wherever I’ve worked I’ve seen the […]

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Bad Technology? You’re sunk.

Just a solid interview that Josh Sternberg had with Vox Media honcho Jim Bankoff today at Digiday. The two were talking about the importance of a strong foundation, IE:  good technology, powering a media organization.  Without it, you’re handicapped.  You can’t compete. “I worked at a lot of organizations that had crummy technology and the […]

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