The Red Pen of Doom

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Defense against the Dark Arts: Propaganda vs. journalism and rhetoric

As the race for the White House gears up, you are being bombarded with stories, 30-second ads, attack tweets and Instagram videos. Back in the 1970s, the average person got … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

‘Native advertising’ disguised as news: miracle money or menace to journalism?

You have to feel for journalists and publishers, since everybody else insists on (a) swiping content from newspapers and magazines, (b) “aggregating” all that content on the Series of Tubes … Continue reading

August 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mixed Writing Arts is to writing as MMA is to fighting

Since the dawn of time, writers have spent their lives toiling in their own secret tribes and guilds, each clan claiming to have mastered the One True Art. Copywriters swore … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Is journalism dead?

By Alex Corey Contributing Editor Every day, you see stories wailing about the death of journalism, about newspapers shedding jobs or closing their doors. So is journalism dead?¬†Or is it … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 7 Comments

Top 10 Myths of Journalism School

Oh, if I could go back in time, and whisper in the ear of my younger self during journalism school. Not that I was busy screwing it up. Editor-in-chief of … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 15 Comments

Journalists just wanna have fun

As a reformed journalist, I can tell you secret things. Number One: Coffee. If you want to make a reporter smile, or an editor not growl at you, feed them … Continue reading

August 25, 2012 · 3 Comments

The secret truth about writing

When was the last time you went to a movie and wanted to stay behind and watch it again? What was the last political stump speech that made you laugh … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 50 Comments

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