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Writing and the media


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Mmm, irony

As I said in a comment about this on Facebook, having worked at a five-day daily for a year, Associated Press stories coming across the wire are usually far from error-free. This particular headline issue…







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Fox pack of faux pas

PolitiFact has provided links to fact-checks for The Daily Show’s “50 Fox News lies in 6 seconds” Vine video. I wish PolitiFact had provided some analysis as it usually does, but by my count, the video includes 49 outright…


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Cheap journalism, ‘sloppy’ journalism

Back in the fall, Gannett made the decision to cut its copy editors from The Cincinnati Enquirer staff. Forward three months, and here is editor Carolyn Washburn complaining about “sloppy copy” from her staff. What a surprise. Just…



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