Writing/editing
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What’s the first word you associate with editorials? Editorials can serve a variety of roles.They educate. What are the current rental codes and how would they be strengthened under a proposed … more
An exchange in an editors’ hotline probed a familiar topic: When is a business announcement considered news, and when is it an ad? The item in question was a new employee at an auction and … more
A few years ago, I spent several days with a newspaper in Tennessee. They were converting from an editorial workflow based on QuarkXPress to InDesign and asked if I would be on hand when … more
Is it necessary that the traffic ticket was reported in the newspaper again, a reader asks. The original citation was published two months ago. Publication of traffic citations probably generated the most calls during my tenure as editor. No 1, nobody likes being linked with a police report – whether it’s something as common as speeding or something that carries greater notoriety, such as a DWI. No. 2, the offenders get confused – and often angered – between the report of the actual ticket and then the report of the court disposition. more
Looking for a sample letter asking for camera access to court hearings? Look no further.  NCPA General Counsel Amanda Martin of SMVT has prepared the following letter for members to … more
NC Guide to Open Government and Public Records more
The News & Observer began a five-part investigative series, Jailed to Death, that exposes dozens of deaths in which North Carolina jails failed state supervision requirements for the safety and … more
Newsrooms still seem divided into two teams: A small group that cares about analytics and how they can inform coverage, and everyone else.I particularly like the suggestions of stories newsroom folks … more
It’s standard procedure at newspapers to chronicle the year. Headlines typically include the passing of noteworthy individuals; the success, or maybe failure, of a civic project; milestones in … more
How are news organisations creating editorial and commercial innovation in this period of rapid change? In a new Reuters Institute report, Kevin Anderson examines how news organisations are moving … more
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