Archive for August, 2010

New AP Stylebook entries: Why is ground zero now lowercase?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

If you have an online subscription to the AP Stylebook, you probably just got this e-mail. I haven’t found it posted anywhere else online yet, so I thought I’d do it here: New entries have been added to the AP Stylebook Online. As an online subscriber, you can receive these updates whenever the Associated Press […]


Things I love about (and a few things I don’t)

Monday, August 9th, 2010, a much-hyped local news website in Washington, D.C., launched to the public this morning. Poynter,¬†Newsonomics and Nieman Lab wrote lists on why it’s the news company to watch this year, and PaidContent has a great interview with Robert Allbritton, the guy in charge of TBD’s parent company. Mashable even has a nice writeup this […]


How our university newspaper used social media to find news and break it

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

A while back, Rachele Kanigel asked me to contribute to her textbook The Student Newspaper Survival Guide.¬†She asked me how we at the Spartan Daily, San Jose State’s college newspaper, used social media to: find story ideas report stories build a relationship with readers promote stories or the newspaper and website itself. Her textbook is […]

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