Writing and Editing

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We regret the error: A few words about corrections

The New York Times recently ran a wonderful piece from one of its copy editors that struck home with me, because I've had the exact same experience the story described. The piece by David Vecsey, headlined "Because of an Editing Error," started with a description of...

A new website in Philomath and the crisis of local news

Here’s a piece I wrote for Brad Fuqua’s new website, philomathnews.com, one of a number of growing online efforts devoted to offering local news about a particular community. It tied in well with a recent presentation I gave to the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis...