The Publish2 revamp has thrown me for a loop. That's not fun. But this is not an angry post, or even one meant to be critical.I am a great fan of Publish2. From its early days as a sort of inside journalism link-sharing service to its new, ambitious goal of being a full-fledged newswire, distributing…Read more My good and bad of the Publish2 revamp
Just one for y'all this time around. It's from The Associated Press, appearing on The Philadelphia Inquirer's area of the Philly.com website. It's almost the makings of a fantastic tabloid stream-of-consciousness headline, and it certainly is the makings of SEO and Web hit dreams (I came across it on the most-viewed list), but it instead…Read more Headlines that suck: "Topless" "waitress" "coffee" sounds interesting, right?
No, I was not at the American Copy Editors Society event in Philadelphia this past week and weekend. But given the occasion, I thought we should take a look at headlines that were surely the responsibility of their lesser colleagues -- if a copy editor touched these masterpieces at all.This edition features some headlines that…Read more Headlines that suck: Post-ACES edition
Some things being said that interested me (and, hopefully, you) about editing, and media in general:The false zero-sum game of print vs. online: David Sullivan warns against trusting marketing folks, it seems to me, want change more than any idea of what that might look like. The key quote: "Don't oppose changes, but common sense…Read more What others are saying about editing
Editors, and also people who work in other fields but make judgment calls, it's good to read about what others are doing, their process and their crises. Therefore, as we return to work, here are some things inspirational, nostalgic or plain ridiculous."30 Rock": Accuracy? Who needs it!!: Ah, gotta love Elizabeth Banks' CNBC character saying,…Read more Monday links: On Editing