New Media Mindset

Exploring tools, tactics, and techniques for news on the go

Has NPR Mastered the Zen of Twitter?

Posted on | October 11, 2010 | 8 Comments

NPR is easy to follow on Twitter. The NPR Social Media link in every page header takes site visitors to a page listing programs and people, and also has pre-compiled lists so you can follow them all with a single click. Read more

NPR.org: Media Rich, Content Deep, Easy to Navigate

Posted on | October 5, 2010 | 2 Comments

NPR’s home page is deceptively simple. Laid out on a grid of 3 equal-width columns with enough white space to keep it clean and uncluttered, the page offers clear pathways into the deep, rich multimedia environment beneath. Read more

Stylishly Yours: Personalizing a Blog Site Using WordPress Themes

Posted on | September 30, 2010 | 6 Comments

My mission: Find a visual theme for this blog that provides an appropriate look & feel for my site, with the right navigation tools to organize the information in a way that is user-friendly and immediately understood by a visitor. Read more

Search Engine Optimization and the National Public Radio website

Posted on | September 22, 2010 | 2 Comments

I usually wake up to National Public Radio (NPR) news and listen to a lot of their other shows throughout the week, so I frequently search for material on their website. But I’ve never checked Google to see how well their articles rank in a broader web search. I decided to search for two recent news stories I remembered, as well as one topic covered on a non-news show. Read more

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