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Snapshot of the editing life, 2003-04

May 19, 2011
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“Prints the Chaff”was a blog for editors I created in the fall of 2003 and updated more than 800 times till the last post of any consequence appeared in May 2004. I removed the site when I stopped updating, but the other day I stumbled across a backup of the site’s posts and learned...

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Way overdue link paybacks

April 18, 2004
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Haven’t done this since January so it’s time to point out all the good, friendly people who link to these friendly environs. PJ Net — Blog of the Public Journalism Network. Shake the Cat — “pardon me, but there’s a bear in your hot tub.” Tinsley Spice — Santa Cruz, Ca., group blog. Suburban...

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Are contractors mercenaries?

April 12, 2004
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Some of the lefty blogs have started calling the “civilian contractors” in Iraq mercenaries. The idea being: they’re mostly ex-military and they’re in Iraq for the big bucks. Guns for hire, mainly. But my understanding of the term is that a mercenary would fight under any flag in any land if the paycheck is...

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3-day weekend alert

February 16, 2004
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We have this fine thing called a union contract that obliges some of us to stay home on Presidents Day, so blogging will be limited today. I do have one thing to pass along, though: Tim Porter sent some fresh doggerel for my new Banned For Life blog. It’s a collection of handy bits...

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Funny is as funny does

September 15, 2003
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… and Mondo Winkie’s at it again.

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Bunch of links on the California recall

September 15, 2003
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At Journalism.org. An update: wouldn’t you know that there’d be actual news on the one day I linked to a site that hasn’t been updated in a week.

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Mario Garcia on why newspapers change

September 15, 2003
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And why a redesign was imposed on the good people of Miami. (Link via the Journalism Blog)Here’s the Herald’s guide to the redesign.

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Tech at its finest

September 15, 2003
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So I click on this link at Editor and Publisher about the Denver Post’s new web site (more like a newspaper, they say), then I click on the link for the actual site and it won’t load. And I wonder: what is it about newspapers that causes them to buy crappy technology that drives...

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What’s your newsroom look like?

September 15, 2003
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CJR has a few pictures you can use for comparison.

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Missiles and gasoline

September 15, 2003
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Sure, it’s guy talk, but there’s an interesting thread about both at testycopyeditors.com

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