Q&A with Ellie Heffernan of Mountain State Spotlight

Ellie Heffernan is a Report for America corps member and community watchdog reporter at Mountain State Spotlight, based in Charleston, West Virginia. She is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill and has written for several North Carolina publications, including INDY Week. In this interview, conducted by email, Heffernan discusses her role at Mountain State Spotlight, including… Continue reading Q&A with Ellie Heffernan of Mountain State Spotlight

A wealth of reporting from Puerto Rico

This semester, students in a multimedia course at UNC-Chapel Hill traveled to Puerto Rico during spring break. Their mission: Cover issues affecting the island and its people five years after Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck. After their trip, students in my News Editing course back on the mainland contributed by editing drafts of feature stories… Continue reading A wealth of reporting from Puerto Rico

Your guides to AP style

Christine Steele, Andy Bechtel and Lisa McLendon at the ACES conference in Columbus, Ohio. The annual conference of ACES: The Society for Editing is in full swing in Columbus, Ohio. More than 500 editors from news, government, academia, corporations and freelance are attending — and yes, we are nerding out on everything editing. Here's what I… Continue reading Your guides to AP style

How I spent spring break

UNC-Chapel Hill's spring break is wrapping up. Classes resume on Monday. Here's how I spent my break: graded midterm exams and other assignments; reviewed applications for an online master’s program in digital communication; prepared presentations and assignments for classes; prepared for a panel for the upcoming conference of ACES: The Society for Editing; took care of mundane… Continue reading How I spent spring break

Q&A with Adrienne Lu of the Chronicle of Higher Education

Adrienne Lu is a senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education. She has previously worked at Stateline, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The (Bergen County) Record in New Jersey, and The News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina. This interview was conducted by email. Q. Describe your job. What is your typical workweek like? A. I… Continue reading Q&A with Adrienne Lu of the Chronicle of Higher Education

Come to Columbus for ACES Evolve

The national conference of ACES: The Society for Editing will take place March 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. I’ll be there. The conference's theme is "ACES Evolve, The Power of Editing," and the gathering will have sessions that will appeal to editors across disciplines. I'll be on a panel about teaching editing. We’ll learn who won the headline contest,… Continue reading Come to Columbus for ACES Evolve