Ginger’s “Jurassic World” is smart and an interesting read. Well done!
Photo of the week
None stands out.
None stands out.
‘Roseanne’ without Barr
It’s clever, clear and compelling.
Photo placement in story: Make sure to anchor photos at the top of the story under the headline as shown below.
Avoid laying out stories like the one below with the photo at the bottom and text snaked above it.
Here’s another placement issue: Don’t separate the headline from the start of the story. Readers are trained to start reading the column that’s closest to the headline. Putting a photo between the headline and the start of the story is confusing.
Jumps: We’re not doing them right. Here’s what we should be doing …
You might as well learn Associated Press for addresses because we put a lot of addresses in the paper. The address above should be:
The Egyptian Theatre is at 35 N. Second St.
Here’s the “address” entry in the Associated Press Stylebook
Use the abbreviations Ave., Blvd. and St. only with a numbered address: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Spell them out and capitalize when part of a formal street name without a number: Pennsylvania Avenue. Lowercase and spell out when used alone or with more than one street name: Massachusetts and Pennsylvania avenues.
Single quotes are used in headlines or inside double quotes everywhere else.
If something is happening in the future, use future tense.
The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus is returning to DeKalb.
The U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus will return to DeKalb.
Don’t use fancy words when conversational words will do. This is called using pompous language. We use the word “utilize” several times throughout the paper. Most editors would change every instance of that word to “use” unless it’s in a direct quotation.