Stay connected but practice willpower

not teaching,still THINKING … Eight years ago — and a day — we published a post that started this way: It was an interesting morning here. The post is worth sharing again because all these years later, the issue still remains — we need to use common sense when we use our phones. So here […]

How to outshine other summer interns

We just read an interesting post via Fortune, “5 Signs You’re the Star Summer Intern” by Sarah Kauss. She shares great tips. Get your hands dirty Find your voice Embrace opportunity Share passions Show your enthusiasm You really need to read these explanations in full because while they might seem like common sense on the surface, […]

May you establish priorities

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later This wish applies to your professional and personal […]

Can common sense mean fewer errors?

In a New York Times opinion piece, columnist Joe Nocera makes a case for why some material should be delinked by Google for privacy purposes. The column is aptly titled: “Try a Little Common Sense.” Common sense is underrated and often under appreciated. But it is a trait that all of us can put to good […]

10 ways you can ensure accuracy

Certain details in stories should always be checked — even when it seems there is no time because of tight deadlines. Editors learn how to check information quickly and efficiently, especially when they are the last line of defense against errors being published. Here are 10 ways you can ensure accuracy: Check names. Look up […]

April 27: What’s your credo? Have one!

For the month of April, our blog will be devoted to polishing your professional skills. Everything you need to know about courtesy, manners and common sense. And we do mean “need” to know. APRIL 27 No matter your profession or your role, it’s a good idea to have a credo. A credo is a clear rule […]