Interesting reading

  • Ryan Teague Beckwith of Under the Dome, on a corny cliche that’s popping up a lot in North Carolina’s state government.
  • Jann Nyffeler of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, on the value of the national conference of the American Copy Editors Society.
  • Caulton Tudor of The News & Observer, on some fun names in the NCAA Tournament, including Chief Kickingstallionsims of Alabama State.

Interesting reading

  • Steven Petrow, former president of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, on the use of “gay” as a synonym for “stupid.”
  • Lolita Baldor of The Associated Press, on the apparent fade of the phrase “war on terror” in the Obama administration.
  • Alan McDermott of Universal Press Syndicate, on editing The Writer’s Art, the language column by the retiring James Kilpatrick.

Interesting reading

  • Jeff Bailey of BusinessJournalism.org on the importance of headlines and cutlines in the age of smaller copy desks.
  • Wendy Parker of Ink-Drained Kvetch on the need for copy editors and reporters to have a Plan B in their careers, as discussed at the regional conference of the American Copy Editors Society.
  • John Ryan of the Redding Record Searchlight, on the difference between copy editors and proofreaders, and why we need more of the former.

Interesting reading

  • Ryan Teague Beckwith of Under the Dome, on the conflict and resolution between the language of the North Carolina constitution and the state’s first female governor.
  • Clay Shirky of New York University, on how newspapers failed to move when faced with glacial change.