"If anyone ever doubts the importance of pausing between two unrelated sentences, this is the video to show them." PUNCTUATION SAVES LIVES. "LET'S EAT GRANDMA!" "LET'S EAT, GRANDMA!"
Accuracy Balance Completeness Detachment Ethics Fairness Explain what each of these values are and why each is important. Note that "lack of bias" is not one of the core ethical principles. Why not? What are the challenges, pressures and limitations on achieving these values in the daily, weekly, monthly production of stories for public consumption?... Continue Reading →
Don't be fooled by fake or fictitious news sites online. How to tell fake news from real news. Fake news has always been with us. It has led to violence and war. http://www.factcheck.org/2016/02/debunking-obamas-dubai-domicile/ http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/Fake-News/tp/A-Guide-to-Fake-News-Websites.01.htm http://www.snopes.com/2016/01/14/fake-news-sites/
Roy Peter Clark's advice to students and young journalists on interviewing, listening, and note-taking.
Google Launches Portal to Aid Journalists http://mobile.eweek.com/enterprise-apps/google-launches-portal-to-aid-journalists.html … via @eWEEKNews
How Washington became the nation’s busiest training ground for scandal PR http://wpo.st/idKk0 https://twitter.com/i/cards/tfw/v1/660851648244281344?cardname=summary_large_image&earned=true&lang=en#xdm_e=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com&xdm_c=default9143&xdm_p=1 11:11 AM - 1 Nov 2015
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
Here are some of the basic standards I’m looking for when I grade your writing. This is A or B writing. Grades lower than B do not meet these standards. Snappy title or headline sparks curiosity of reader. Capitalize first letters of words in the title or headlines, except for small words (a, and the).... Continue Reading →
So said Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades.