Good-bye to witty word man Bill Walsh. Copy editor was “undisputed king” of his craft

The world is down a copy editor - and we are all the poorer for it. Bill Walsh of The Washington Post, described by the American Journalism Review as “the undisputed king of copy bloggers", died last month in Arlington, Virginia. He was 55. The Post's obit described those in Walsh's … [Read more...]

Good news in media world; Washington Post profitable, traditional reporting valued

It's not all fake news and buy-outs. Traditional reporting skills still matter. There is some good news in the media world today. Take the thriving Washington Post. Bought by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos in October 2013, speculation swirled on what lay ahead for the then-stuggling paper. At the … [Read more...]

Star nixes comments; can you blame them?

There used to be a twitter account called @avoidcomments. Unlike comments, it's a great read, with tweets like: Were truer words ever spoken? At the end of their monitoring tether, the folks at the Toronto Star acted on this unhappy state of affairs earlier this week by announcing they were … [Read more...]