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A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25 commandments for journalists | Tim Radford | Science | guardian.co.uk

A manifesto for the simple scribe – my 25 commandments for journalists Tonight at Imperial College London, former Guardian science editor, letters editor, arts editor and literary editor Tim Radford will talk about his career in journalism. In case you … Continue reading

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More on visualizing data: Guardian Datablog

I really enjoyed the excellent panel discussion on visualizing data in stories at the recent NASW meeting. [Shameless plug: my reading list for that and other sessions.] Tonight at a Royal Society panel discussion on data, Simon Rogers, an editor … Continue reading

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Reading List from Science Writers 2010 #sciwri10

This is a tour through my notes from the Science Writers 2010 meeting, with links to things I’d like to follow up on, read, reread, study, etc. It’s biased, of course, by the sessions I attended and what I want … Continue reading

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Would These Editors Hire You? – Editorial @ FolioMag.com

Would These Editors Hire You? Three top editors chime in about what skill sets they’re looking for today. via foliomag.com

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The Media Equation – Buzz Bissinger’s Full Conversion to Digital – NYTimes.com

Like a former champion of temperance who is found face-planted in the gin house, Mr. Bissinger pivoted from scold to zealot. via nytimes.com Nice.

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How to Search for a Job Online – WSJ.com

Blanketing social media networks with half-done profiles accomplishes nothing except to annoy the exact people you want to impress: prospective employees trying to find out more about on you. via online.wsj.com Right. Time to get on Project Organize my Online … Continue reading

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Hospice medical care for dying patients : The New Yorker

Annals Of Medicine Letting Go What should medicine do when it can’t save your life? by aAtul Gawande via newyorker.com one for the journalism/medical writing files. Excellent piece.

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Cool Tools: The Best Magazine Articles Ever

The Best Magazine Articles Ever The following are suggestions for the best magazine articles (in English) ever.  Stars denote how many times a correspondent has suggested it. Submitter comments are in italics. For a great way to read long-form magazine … Continue reading

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a post #UKCSJ Reading List

An unsystematic list of articles, etc. discussed at #UKCSJ, immortalized here for reference. I’m not telling how many of these I have/have not read. Please feel free to add more! Twitter transcript Climategate: Hot topic: Fred Pearce’s ‘climate wars’ coverage … Continue reading

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Real Editors Ship (Ftrain.com)

(From the blog entry that prompted previous entry on editing): People often think that editors are there to read things and tell people “no.” Saying “no” is a tiny part of the job. Editors are first and foremost there to … Continue reading

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