10 dangers when you trim a story

not teaching,still THINKING … Journalists and surgeons have something in common. Trimming a story is like performing delicate surgery. A surgeon wants to leave no evidence of a scalpel or sutures. Journalists, too, aim to trim stories without drawing attention to what has been deleted. But trimming someone else’s copy comes with risks. Writers put […]

Think digital #33 — Trim for mobile

When you trim for an online or mobile platform, you could end up with more, not less. That’s because one goal is to present stories that readers can consume quickly. You might cut out of a story some information that you could feature under a separate, clickable headline You might publish some of the information […]