Nineteen years ago today, I was in my second week of classes in college*. I was starting my first day of work-study in the communication department at Loyola College. I had class at 9:25, but I showed up a little early to see what work would be like following the class. I arrived just asContinue reading “Why 9/12 also matters”
The Associated Press’s decision to capitalize “Black” is not a scientific rule, but it’s a sensible change based on history, usage and popular sentiment.
Figuring out a career was a lot easier than figuring out what to do with the rest of my life. After 10 years in D.C., I think I’m finally getting there.
How have I been at the same job for 10 years? Here are some lessons I hope I’ve learned.
Today is a year since my co-worker Amanda died, shockingly and unexpectedly. I’ve tried to celebrate and learn from her.
I realized last year that I’m in the top 10% in terms of longevity at my company. I literally was able to name every person who has been there longer (that list has since shrunk by one). I think about that fairly often. I was also reminded recently about how many people have come throughContinue reading “Everyone has a last day at work”
I’m trying to write more in February, and besides what I’ll write for work, I’ll also be writing about one of the few things I know about: digital media. What do I do? In short, I get the right information, at the right time, to the right audiences. And I’d like to help media, inContinue reading “Do you know where your most important readers are?”
I’m trying to write more in February, and besides thing I’ll write for work, I’ll also be writing about one of the few things I know about: digital media. What do I do? In short, I get the right information, at the right time, to the right audiences. And I’d like to help media, inContinue reading “Paywalls are fine, but let’s make them more shareable”
It’s clear by now that pageviews and “likes” are not what keep publications alive. Our best bet is to become a habit, where people make room in their lives for what we do.
Bill Walsh was a great copy editor whose most important contribution — in a life cut far too short — was to teach editor and writers how to think. I’m one of those beneficiaries.