Q&A with Katie Quine, reporter and digital assistant at Our State magazine

Katie Quine is a writer and digital assistant at Our State magazine, which covers North Carolina's culture and history. In this interview, Quine discusses how she generates story ideas and researches them, and how the magazine balances its print and digital presence.  Q. Describe your job at Our State. What is your typical day like? A. What… Continue reading Q&A with Katie Quine, reporter and digital assistant at Our State magazine

Q&A with Kevin Davis, editor of Bull City Rising

Kevin Davis is editor of Bull City Rising, a news blog that covers Durham, N.C., which is also known as the Bull City. Davis, a former writer and editor and technology columnist for The Harvard Crimson, works as a university administrator and lives in the Trinity Park neighborhood of Durham. In this interview, conducted by… Continue reading Q&A with Kevin Davis, editor of Bull City Rising

Q&A with Joy Victory, editorial czar at WordPress

Joy Victory is "editorial czar" at WordPress. She previously worked as an editor at About.com, and prior to that she worked at ABCNEWS.com, and several newspapers, including the Corpus Christi Caller-Times and The Journal-News in White Plains, N.Y. In this interview, conducted by e-mail, Victory talks about her job, social media and journalism education. Q.… Continue reading Q&A with Joy Victory, editorial czar at WordPress

Q&A with Julie Wildhaber, Yahoo! editor

Julie Wildhaber is one of the creators of The Yahoo! Style Guide. She trains writers and editors for Yahoo! and manages the Central Editorial copy desk. She has been editing online since 1996. In this interview, conducted by email, Wildhaber talks about the style guide and the differences between editing for print and online. Note:… Continue reading Q&A with Julie Wildhaber, Yahoo! editor

Q&A with Kristen Douglas, freelance copy editor

Kristen Douglas is a freelance writer and editor in Durham, N.C., who recently embarked on a career change into journalism. In this interview, conducted by e-mail, Douglas talks about this transition and the challenges of working in online media. Q. You've worked in education and mental health. Why the change to editing and writing? A.… Continue reading Q&A with Kristen Douglas, freelance copy editor

A slideshow with nothing to show

Roger Ebert, film critic and prolific Twitterer, recently criticized The Huffington Post's use of slideshows this way: "Dear HuffPost: Slideshows are a cheap trick to force more hits. I refuse to play." The Huffington Post is certainly not the only site to use weak slideshows to generate clicks. But it does seem to do more… Continue reading A slideshow with nothing to show

Q&A with Morgan Siem, social media strategist

Morgan Siem is the social media strategist at Media Two, an interactive advertising agency that specializes in the strategic planning, buying and design of digital media. Siem is a 2009 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. In this interview, conducted by e-mail, Siem talks about her job and how… Continue reading Q&A with Morgan Siem, social media strategist

Q&A with Karen Martwick, editor at Travel Portland

Karen Martwick is an editor at Travel Portland in Oregon. She's also worked as a book editor and at Oregonlive.com. In this interview, conducted by e-mail, Martwick talks about her job, working with freelancers and the role of non-newspaper editors in the American Copy Editors Society. Q. Describe your job at Travel Portland. What is… Continue reading Q&A with Karen Martwick, editor at Travel Portland

Guest post: When you can’t find the right (bleeping) words

Students in J457, Advanced Editing, are writing guest posts for this blog this semester. This is the last of those posts. Landon Wallace is a junior majoring in journalism with a concentration in editing and graphic design. He is minoring in German and spent a semester in Berlin. His career goal is to be a… Continue reading Guest post: When you can’t find the right (bleeping) words