Editors’ blogs

Word nerd alert

May 19, 2004
By tom

I know some of you collect dictionaries for fun. Now I see somebody watching DVD’s about newspaper editing. Oughta be a way to charge that time to the boss, if nothing else.

Read more »

Speaking of blogging and ballgames

May 18, 2004
By tom

Jeff of Side Salad and his pals went to a Tampa Bay Devil Rays game the other night. The crowd is appallingly sparse. Maybe they need the players to bring their families along or something.

Read more »

Paul Wiggins to world:

May 17, 2004
By tom

It’s OK to start a sentence with “and.” The Bible says so.

Read more »

Elegy for an empty apartment

May 17, 2004
By tom

Sid of winkie.org reflects on his swinging beltway bachelor pad. But when I looked at my empty bedroom before leaving the apartment for the last time I found myself tearing up a bit and feeling attached to the place (after five years I never paid more than $900 to rent this one-bedroom with hardwood...

Read more »

Meet the new Blogger

May 10, 2004
By tom

Blogger.com has a new look and new features (no word on when they get new servers, which is what they’ve always needed most), which means that Copy Massage and Common sense journalism now feature calm forest green accents instead of the obnoxious orange orange. Trust me, I’ve shaken hands with both of these guys...

Read more »

Found another one…

May 5, 2004
By tom

… Becky Bowers, a national desk copy editor at the St. Pete Times, is the keeper of La Pluma Roja (Spanish for The Red Pen), a mostly personal blog. Found the link over at blocletters.com, which reminds me: If you’re a regular Chaffmeister, your prime directive is to tell me whenever you find an...

Read more »

Requiem for a digicam

May 5, 2004
By tom

Side Salad laments the passing of his camera. A fun quote: Random, stupid and meaningless photography of everyday activities – and some that aren’t so ordinary – is my heroin. Suggestion for a parlor game: Fill in the blank — “Random, stupid and meaningless XXXX is my heroin.” First person to say “sex” has...

Read more »

In praise of Christopher Byron

May 5, 2004
By tom

Byron’s the guy who wrote the juicy tell-all book about Martha Stewart. John Ettorre, keeper of the Working With Words blog, talks about Byron’s newest tome, an expose on Jack Welch of GE. Should be a barn-burner. I’ve somehow never mentioned the incomparable Christopher Byron before, for which I assign myself a self-imposed 50...

Read more »

Macworld editors’ blog

April 17, 2004
By tom

Just found this one: a group blog by the editors of Macworld magazine. Fun highlight: wireless blogging at SBC Park … which is legal so long as you don’t mention the ballgame.

Read more »

Houston Chron blog

April 16, 2004
By tom

So last month the editor of the Houston Chronicle sits in on my blogging talk at the ACES conference, and this month the Chron has a spanking new culture blog by Kyrie O’Connor, assistant managing editor for features. It’s called MeMo. Excerpt from the most recent dispatch. 2. pro-burka quote of the day, from...

Read more »