In memory of journalist Richard Holden

not teaching,still THINKING … With sadness, we learned of the passing of Richard Holden on April 15 in Morristown, New Jersey, at the age of 70. We knew Rich when he was executive director of the Dow Jones News Fund, only one role in an illustrious journalism career. His obituary describes a life dedicated to […]

Accuracy check — 8 quick tips

From Think Like an Editor, we bring you some key tips to ensure accuracy in content. Running through this checklist will take less time than it would take to correct any errors or misinformation that otherwise might get past you. Are you publishing content without an editor? This post is especially for you. When you […]

Think like readers, edit like journalists

At the Washington Post, readers are calling attention to minor errors that they say are affecting the news organization’s credibility. The public editor, Andrew Alexander, makes that point in his column under the headline, “As errors grow, so does a credibility gap.” Readers rightfully complained about the wrong use of a word in a headline, […]

AP’s online style updates a real asset

Style brings order out of chaos. That’s why The Associated Press Stylebook is the go-to source in the journalism profession and why so many organizations adhere to its style guidelines. Big style news yesterday: The AP changed its style from “Web site” to “website.” We first heard the news on Twitter. We were following Tweets […]