Read, read, read. Did we say read?

Time to read. Wish I had more of it. If that were the case, I might have finished reading three special books by now. “Of Course You Can Have Ice Cream for Breakfast! A Journalist’s Uncommon Memoir” by Ron Cohen. Just published. Ron is an award-winning journalist for more than 40 years who led coverage […]

Think first, then tell the truth

No good comes from a lie. We have seen that most recently with the made-up story involving four Olympic swimmers in Rio de Janeiro. The fabrication was that they were robbed in a taxi — by police, at gunpoint — when, in fact, they themselves had vandalized a public restroom. The only money they had […]

10 warning signs a story shouldn’t run

A parallel can be drawn between people who make serious, personal decisions and journalists who make decisions about whether to run stories. Personal decisions have long-lasting consequences. The same is true for reporters and editors. It is a major decision to run any story, and when a reporter or editor decides to publish despite serious […]

10 warning signs about credit

Journalists and content consumers, alike, share a need to know where information comes from, who is providing it and how it was gathered. Whether the content is a long-form story in print or a link shared on social media, we need to be able to trust it. To that end, we share 10 warning signs […]

April 25: Troubles? You can avoid them!

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 25 When it comes to credibility, you are the best person to protect it. Keep yourself above reproach. Make wise personal decisions […]

Be transparent with corrections

Errors happen. When they do, the best reaction is a swift correction. It might be comforting to think that with online content, errors can be fixed in real time and the content posted again — without drawing attention to it with a published correction. Not so fast. When online publishers and posters don’t point out […]