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 […]

How to nurture a trustworthy Twitter

My most recent post here was about hoaxes, and we are talking about them again — this time in connection with fake photos and information about Hurricane Sandy, as tweeted and retweeted on Twitter. It’s no surprise. A New York Times piece today puts the issue in perspective, with some interesting solutions provided by digital […]

Headlines for the Web must be specific

In my editing class yesterday, the topic was “headlines and search engine optimization.” Guest Stephen Masiclat, a faculty member at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, led the discussion. Headline writing is an art for print alone. But when online search engines are taken into consideration, headline writing also becomes a science. Why? With […]