May 14, 2014
Teresa M. Schmedding
So what am I tossing and turning about at night? This week, I'm covering five things that I'm losing sleep over.
Yesterday, I confessed math scares the crap out of me.
Here's No. 2: Privacy, fairness and accuracy in crime, tragedy stories, reader comments
If a kid di...
May 13, 2014
After last week's series on things I'm losing sleep over, I thought it's only fair to tell you what is keeping me up at night.
Unfortunately, it's far harder to narrow this list down to just five so I'm launching a 200-part blog series today. Just kidding. I'l...
May 11, 2014
To recap from my quick blog series, here are the five things I'm not losing sleep over:
1. More than v. over
2. Question headlines
4. Abbreviating state names
5. Starting sentences or paragraphs with conjunctions
I didn't write the blog series in an effor...
May 10, 2014
All week, I've been writing about things I'm not losing sleep over. The rules I've burned millions of calories stressing over that aren't important rules. And, in some cases, that aren't even rules.
Here's my list so far:
1. “More than” v. “over”
May 9, 2014
If you're still reading me, then I'm assuming you are not outside my office picketing in outrage over my lack of concern over
1. "More than" v. "over"
3. Repeating words in a story
Glad you're still with me ...
Here is No. 4 on my list of things I'm no...
May 8, 2014
To recap: I'm thrilled with the Associated Press changing its rule on "more than" vs. "over" and I have no problem with question headlines.
These are two of five things that have been die-hard rules in journalism that I'm not losing sleep over.
It's time to let go of som...
May 7, 2014
I tried to rock the copy editing world yesterday by declaring my undying appreciation to the Associated Press for spiking the distinction between "more than" and "over."
That was No. 1 on my list of things I'm not losing sleep over that we, as copy editors, have traditi...
May 6, 2014
Much to my surprise, humans don't have an infinite amount of worry genes. Or at least I don't.
Everything simply cannot be the end of the world. Some things just don't matter very much. And we -- as editors, copy editors and journalists -- need to stop rioting in the st...
April 29, 2014
Here's a great info graphic that sums up who's using what social media platform and how.
Interesting to see that Twitter is steadily growing. I'm 100% sold on the fact that lots of people are tweeting. Just not sure how many people are actually seeing all those tweets.
April 19, 2014
In a series of earlier blogs, I encouraged editors to be strategic about social media.
What does success look like? What is your goal? What's your return on investment? How are you going to measure results? If you can't answer these questions, then you may be wasting yo...
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