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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