ACES news

To all you So-Cal deskers

May 17, 2004
By tom

The local ACES chapter is having a math seminar on Saturday.

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Why so few copy editors have joined ACES

April 25, 2004
By tom

American Copy Editor Society head honcho John McIntyre posted the following at the ACES discussion board the other day: According to the latest numbers from ASNE’s survey of newsrooms, there are 10,708 copy editors/layout persons working for America’s daily newspapers. So how come 10,000 of them are not members of ACES? I could do...

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Here’s my plan for a Houston outing

March 10, 2004
By tom

I went to Pollstar.com to see if any cool bands are in town March 18-20. Turns out there’s a joint called The Continental Club that offers not one but two intriguing possibilities: Mojo Nixon on Thursday night, or Southern Culture on the Skids on Friday and Saturday nights. I’m leaning toward the latter. The...

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Are you coming to Houston?

March 9, 2004
By tom

One of my devoted readers asked if I’m planning a get-together for Prints the Chaff regulars in Houston. I’m up for the idea of doing something, perhaps with the Testy Copy Editors, either Thursday or Friday night. Please click on Comments and chime in if you’re coming, and up for some kind of to-do.

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Another ACES conference sneak-peek

March 8, 2004
By tom

So this presentation I’m doing at the ACES conference has something of a sountrack — 30-second bits of songs that set off certain sections of the talk. This is the playlist, in order: For What It’s Worth, Buffalo Springfield Loaded, Primal Scream Dry The Rain, The Beta Band Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,...

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ACES conference update

February 25, 2004
By tom

I’ve just learned that the Hyatt in Houston hosting the ACES conference has wireless Internet access, which means if you bring your WiFi-enabled laptop or PDA you should be able to blog the conference to your heart’s content. By the way, today’s the deadline for reserving your room at a special rate for the...

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ACES seminar preview

February 22, 2004
By tom

Leonard Witt, a journalism educator at Kennesaw State University, wondered what I was talking about when I titled my ACES seminar “The Future Doesn’t Need Us: Weblogs and the End of Editing as We’ve Known It.” So he interviewed me via AIM and I gave him a quick rundown. Witt runs a blog called...

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New ACES conference sked posted

January 30, 2004
By tom

Now I’m up against four other spearkers on the first morning. So far I have the longest title: “The Future Doesn’t Need Us: Web Logs and the End of Editing as We’ve Known it.” See, blogging causes a tendency to run on at the keyboard. I’ve got enough remarks to fill about a half-hour...

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My conference topic

December 31, 2003
By tom

I’ve decided “Blogging” isn’t sexy enough, so I’m titling my talk as follows: “The Future Doesn’t Need Us: Weblogs and the End of Editing as We’ve Known It.” Now, to get busy amassing facts to back up my conclusion. Assistance along these lines is welcome.

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ACES Houston confab sked posted

December 30, 2003
By tom

It’s here. And guess who’s in the first set of seminars, Thursday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m.? Yours truly, naturally. And please no groaning at the title of a competing seminar: “Headlines as Poetry.” We have to be nice about this because the presenter is Chris Wienandt of the Dallas Morning News, one of...

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