This is a post about current events, but the idea is really timeless: Sharing what we know to maximize its utility.Oil, as it always does, is a key player in any discussion of world affairs, this time because of the unrest in Egypt and, now, Libya.Predictably, the futures contracts have moved upward. This is a…Read more Editing is smarter when it’s collective, collaborative
Journalists are rightly called watchdogs of government, the rich and the powerful. They needn't be the only source of investigative efforts, but their profession lends itself to the task.However, with slashed budgets and an emphasis on providing what the reader wants (or, more often, what we think the reader wants), much of the watchdog journalism,…Read more If journalists don’t pay attention, who will?
Copy editors and their advocates have been in force during the past week or so, arguing on multiple fronts: headline creativity versus SEO obsession, the hapless life of conflict that can grip a copy editor, and the notion that editors in general are the quality assurance than any good company can't afford not to have…Read more Copy editing’s best week ever?
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