Deidre Woollard has written for AOL.com, HuffingtonPost.com, Realtor.com, JustLuxe.com, Pursuitist.com and more. She teaches in the University of California Irvine Extension Digital Journalism Program.
January 05, 2015
The difference in what is reported versus what is actually happening has a lot to do these days with the shrinking news cycle combined with a shrinking news budget. One thing that the ongoing contraction of major newsrooms and major news bureaus means is that there are fewer people doing more work. Even more importantly, the time isn’t available for a true discovery process.
December 07, 2014
One of the questions that many entrepreneurs ask me is: “should I start a blog?” Many say it with a bit of hesitancy. For those who don’t want to blog, my advice is simple, don’t. The days in which having a blog, any blog, could truly make a big difference to your bottom line are done.
November 24, 2014
Last week I went to a tech conference that was relatively swag heavy. There was a check-in gift at the hotel, a couple of T-shirts, a book, and a Fitbit. Not a bad haul. I kept nearly none of it, but I held on to a laptop sticker from one of my favorite companies—thanks Mailchimp!
November 23, 2014
My husband and I have a joke that if I every destroy my online credibility and I need to hide out I can always use my married name. Combine my married last name and a different first name and I could easily disappear. I have no desire to do this, my name, such as it is, still has value to me.
November 16, 2014
Those outside the media world don’t tend to question how editorial content is chosen. They may have a vague understanding of how breaking news works but much of what we encounter online isn’t the drop everything news, it’s the daily stuff, the results of studies, the new products announced, the tidbits of news.