Monthly Archives: February 2013

Does an online source pass the SMELL test?

We talked briefly Tuesday about the challenge of vetting sources. I said a website called SourceWatch can sometimes be helpful, though it does have a progressive tilt. Recently, Mediashift published a piece I really like. In it, John McManus, writes … Continue reading

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40 Words to Watch

Thursday, we talked about how to break the habit of defaulting to text when there are so many (better) ways to convey information, especially when preparing a “report” versus a “story.” Here’s that list of words that should prompt a … Continue reading

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