Because editors are often seen as unnecessary, we at IBM conducted a study to...– ibm.com Editor in Chief James Mathewson, How to Measure the Value of Editors [digitalbookworld.com]
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The Internet can feel like a jungle, and journalists are in the business of...– Alexis Madrigal, ‘Why Editing Could Make A Comeback’
The Perry piece used the standard Western-correspondent formula for covering the...– Matt Taibbi, ‘A White God Freakout’
We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a...– - Actor, writer, journalist, comedian, television presenter, and film director Stephen Fry.
Journalism can’t help itself - it loves and perpetuates its sacred legends...– Former Newsweek editor Edward Kosner, Too Good To Check
Short Words 1, Polysyllables Nil
Here is an article* from The Economist explaining why short, simple, and familiar words are the most effective in conveying an idea. Out with the long Short words are best”, said Winston Churchill, “and old words when short are the best of all” AND, not for the first time, he was right: short words are best. Plain they may be, but that is their strength. They are clear, sharp and to the...
People who tinker with cars, adjust recipes, alter clothes, or copyedit have in...– Carol Saller, “Copyediting Improv: Yes, We’re Creative”
In his seminal work, “Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience,”...– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Wikipedia
As newspaper copy editors, we fall between these two camps [prescriptivists and...– Lisa McLendon, Fussbudgets and freewheelers
You can’t be afraid of words that speak the truth. I don’t like...– George Carlin, On Language
Nonlinear Narratives and Online Journalism
Journalists, the web is not how our profession ends. The web is a wonderful...– Former WSJ.com reporter Jason Fry on ‘content farms’
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