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INMA: Trump vs. New York Times: the executive editor’s perspective
"I’m not worried about Los Angeles and New York. I don’t know what the model is for covering the school boards in Newark, New Jersey. That makes me nervous.”
nytimes  newspapers  media  journalism  losangeles  editing 
26 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The Poetry of Headlines - Lingua Franca - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Newspaper headlines, as I said last week, are prose poetry. Not only do they have distinctive grammar and diction, they also have a tightly constrained form and even more tightly constrained content. Compared with a headline, a sonnet is a piece of cake.
newspapers  media  poetry  writing  creativity  search  editing  design 
february 2013 by allaboutgeorge
Poynter Online - The Biz Blog - USA Today's "Radical Restructuring" Means End of Newsroom Integration, Universal Desk
Part of the lengthy internal research that led to the changes, Hunke said, was a conclusion that USA Today and other newspapers may have gotten off track trying to woo young audiences or women with a something-for-everyone approach. He has concluded that the print edition should now mainly target an older, general news audience, who favor a traditional presentation.

By contrast, Hunke said, early data on digital tablet buyers indicate that they skew 10 to 15 years younger than the typical print reader. That suggests both a different style of presentation and a different content mix.
journalism  editing  business  media  news  tablet  ipad  newspapers  gannett  marketing 
october 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Little Paper, Big News « Digital First
From harnessing the Crowd to better plug into local content that works to exploring the Cloud to publish on all mediums in an open-source environment, JRC is pushing hard to make our transformation both complete and successful.
editing  innovation  journalism  media  newspapers  copyediting 
june 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Fewer copy editors after staff cuts means more grammar errors - Issues & Ideas -
Today's copy editors are multitaskers who design pages, pick wire stories and process them for the Web -- all in addition to the traditional duties of line-editing, trimming to perfectly fill space and writing headlines.
journalism  newspapers  media  editing  writing  grammar  language  english  Miami 
february 2010 by allaboutgeorge
Potter: Daring hoax exposes limits of instant journalism -
"This really brings home the reality that in the 24-hour news cycle you've got to be suspicious of just about everything until you confirm it," said media expert Robert Thompson, director of the Bleier Centre for Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University.

"It is almost to the point that if you don't recognize the figure on stage you must assume they are not legitimate. But what do you do, use your handheld technology to look online for a picture of the man? Maybe that is the next step in combating nefarious acts."
mobile  news  attention  reputation  editing  video  photography  journalism  media  television  public 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
…My heart’s in Accra » Iran, citizen media and media attention
I’m glad that people are taking a close look at the phenomenon of social media in the Iranian protests - it’s an important, fascinating and worthwhile topic. But there’s a lot of topics out there, and I wonder whether we benefit from a thousand well-researched stories on this phenomenon rather than a hundred, and nine hundred other stories.
media  journalism  internet  activism  twitter  protest  middleeast  iran  social  attention  editing 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Adding value in the new news ecosystem « BuzzMachine
The greatest value a news organization can add to this new news ecosystem is to identify, curate, vet, and train people. Ideally, that needs to happen before the big story breaks. But it can even be done outside the country, as I saw CNN do this morning, talking with a Columbia University student from Iran, who knew who was real and was there from her network of family and friends. Of course, even if you know the people you’re listening to, it’s impossible to know whether everything they say is true unless you can verify it yourself. But that’s the point: You can’t.

[...] The larger the network of people a news organization can organize, the better shape it will be in when news breaks, the better it can filter the reports that come – whether from people in that network or in the larger network of people those people know. The more people in the network, the more who can go to the scene of news or research closer to it – the more you can ask for help.
journalism  newspapers  news  internet  twitter  social  editing  media  business  corporations  relationships  friendship  iran 
june 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Chicago Reader Blogs: News Bites
Like the Tribune, newspapers everywhere have gone bonkers by trying to think themselves so outside of the box that they lose touch with readers. At first, the idea was to not make the web site just a place to recycle what was in the printed product. Then newspapers started to make the printed product be a place to recycle the online stuff. Then they went a step further by trying to base their printed coverage, play and content in general on the popularity of online stories. What they fail to understand is that they do have traditional newspaper readers, and they need to make the two separate: Give the loyal readers what they want and then get all out of the box with online. I don't think they'll ever get it.
journalism  newspapers  chicago  editing  copyediting  media  news  business 
march 2009 by allaboutgeorge
The AP and newspapers : John Temple : Rocky Mountain News
"[...] The New York Times provides all its content for free on the Web before any reader can see it in the Rocky Mountain News. And they can see the whole thing, not just our edited version. Clearly that makes sense for the Times and the readers. But it doesn't make sense to continue spending our money on it. The AP faces legitimate questions about its future role, just as local news organizations do.

That's not because editors are angry. It's because the world is changing. [...]"
journalism  newspapers  media  editing  denver  colorado  nytimes  web 
october 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Sex and the semicolon - The Boston Globe
"Sexist language aside, though, the semicolon debate is a model of the way we should approach most disagreements about usage issues: as matters of taste, not law. The interesting questions, after all, aren't about using its and it's; they're the ones that have, yes, nuance and complexity."
grammar  language  english  beauty  sex  aesthetics  copyediting  editing  speech  writing 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Are editors a luxury that we can do without? | Organgrinder |
"[...] There is still a role for editors, but it changes. There is a need to add context and fill holes in understanding - by using links. As we move from an economy of scarcity in media to one of abundance, there is a need to curate: to find the best and brightest from an infinite supply of witnesses, commentators, photographers and experts. As news becomes collaborative, editors will need to assemble networks from among staff and the public; that makes them community organisers. I also believe editors should play educator, helping to improve the work of the network. [...]"
media  journalism  newspapers  blogging  news  editing 
august 2008 by allaboutgeorge
McGuire on Media » Visions of a future for independent newspaper distributors
"I think Singleton is correct when he says many metropolitan newspapers won’t make it, but I think he’s missing the whole point when he attacks reporters, editors and unions as whiners. I just don’t see very many people wishing for yesterday."
business  media  medianews  journalism  newspapers  news  unions  editing  corporations  social 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Native Intelligence: India: Editing broadsheets abroad
"However, as Mindworks has made copy editing part of its mission, I thought I might help clean up its Careers page. Consider it a bit of reverse outsourcing."
journalism  editing  english  language  india  newspapers  copyediting 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Money | n+1
"There are four ways to survive as a writer in the US in 2006: the university; journalism; odd jobs; and independent wealth. I have tried the first three. Each has its costs."
academia  jobs  magazines  money  publishing  reading  writers  writing  novels  journalism  editing 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Fine On Media Dean Singleton’s Speech In Sweden: 19 Of The Top 50 US Newspapers Are Losing Money - BusinessWeek
"In San Francisco, we have consolidated reporting and editing functions to eliminate costly duplication, just as we’ve merged production, administration, accounting and circulation of our newspapers."
medianews  media  economics  business  corporations  editing  journalism  yahoo  labor  unions 
june 2008 by allaboutgeorge
"How many editors do we need?" : The Editor's Log : Blogs : : Greensboro, North Carolina
"Of course, editors do much more than edit copy. They teach. [...] Editors help guide coverage. They listen to readers and act as the reader's advocate, questioning assumptions and plugging holes."
journalism  media  newspapers  editing  business  corporations  writing  news  online 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Reflections of a Newsosaur: Can newspapers afford editors?
"All things being equal, everyone would vote for giving newspapers sufficient resources for both gathering news and checking their work closely. But things aren’t equal. Newspapers are operating at an increasingly unequal disadvantage [...]"
editing  newspapers  media  journalism 
february 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Newspaper journalism in crisis: Burnout on the rise, eroding young
"Using the MBI-GS, the purpose of this study is to determine the rate of burnout among newspaper employees, which includes reporters, copy editors, page designers, news editors, photographers and executive/managing editors."
journalism  media  newspapers  research  editing  writing  academia 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Why booze and cigarettes are essential for good journalism. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine
"The wise editor understands that quality journalism requires a bad attitude, foul words, a brawl, and sometimes a drink afterward."
alcohol  drinking  journalism  media  newspapers  writing  identity  beverages  speech  philosophy  editing 
january 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Media Nation: Just because you can ...
"Still, posting pictures of drunken students running around in their birthday suits is not the sort of thing a community newspaper ought to be doing. Just because you can doesn't mean that you should." I disagree.
journalism  massachusetts  media  editing  photography  community  public  college 
december 2007 by allaboutgeorge
Hats Off To The Unsung Copy Editor --
"From time to time, a copy editor may get a nod for an exceptional headline or a thank you from a reporter or assignment editor for a good catch, but copy editors accept that most praise in the newspaper business is for reporters."
editing  writing  newspapers  media  english  news  creativity 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NewTeeVee Bill Cammack on Editing for Web Video «
"So how he does he treat working for broadcast and the web differently, if at all?"
editing  internet  interview  quotes  video  vlog  black  music 
july 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: A Prince of Pulp, Legit at Last
"If the Holy Bible was printed as an Ace Double. it would be cut down to two 20,000-word halves with the Old Testament retitled as ‘Master of Chaos’ and the New Testament as ‘The Thing With Three Souls.' "
christianity  religion  books  novels  fiction  editing  marketing 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Lean Left? Lean Right? News Media May Take Their Cues From Customers
“The data suggest that newspapers are targeting their political slant to their customers’ demand and choosing the amount of slant that will maximize their sales.”
journalism  media  newspapers  politics  public  community  research  business  editing  aesthetics 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
MplsStarTrib: Reader Representative: Behind those letters and op-eds
"There's a readership out there that still sees it as important for the broader community to know how you feel. This is the place for the common man or woman to have their say. I wish more people would exercise it."
journalism  editing  letters  media  newspapers 
august 2006 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Harper's Set to Name Its Next Editor
"This is a great time to be editing a magazine. There is a global war on terror, a war in Iraq and we have a presidential administration that is collapsing. And we don't seem to have any politicians that know what to do about it."
magazines  journalism  media  editing 
november 2005 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: What We Talk About When We Talk About Editing
"But there's a crucial distinction to be made between changing a writer's argument - and suggesting language that will help a writer make his point more effectively."
journalism  editing  writing 
august 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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