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Writing and the media


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Mmm, irony

Tweet 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…






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Welcome to journalism in 2015

TweetThe Dallas Morning News is dictating that its reporters have at least 1,000 Twitter followers apiece. Apparently, it doesn’t matter if 25 of those come from within the office, if half the reporters don’t even…


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Fox pack of faux pas

TweetPolitiFact 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

TweetBack 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…