We have summer interns, and they have cameras. And we all probably have photos lingering on our personal laptops and PC’s.
Here’s a little tutorial on how to archive photos in Flickr and upload likely candidates for use in wdet.org’s content management system (CMS) so that we can all use them. Continue reading Let’s Archive Our Photos!
Technology to the rescue; here are two technology tools everyone should be using to improve your writing:
Grammarly A website and Chrome extension that will correct spelling, grammar and punctuation errors anywhere you write on the web — in blog posts, social media, and email. Seriously, this will fix 90 percent of your problems.
Typos and grammar mistakes just look bad. And while we may not have access to the New Yorker’s Comma Queen Mary Norris (though we can all watch her amazing videos), we can all do our part to help each other make our web copy as clean and readable as possible.
Here’s our process for copyediting at WDET (see Creating a Post for more info)
Web copy should be composed in a word editor like MS Word or Google Docs. Use spellcheck.
Get a second reader to review the post before publishing.
Nina will review posts ASAP once they are up and will send any needed changes to the last person who edited the post. That person is responsible for making the changes on the website.
One thing to note is that while we are following AP style as a rule, we are also maintaining our own WDET Style Guide which may differ from AP style.
One example of this is in gender neutral terminology. Here is WDET’s policy (per JV):
Standard for WDET is to use spokesperson (and other gender-neutral terms), not spokesman. That’s been our standard for several years. He/she is difficult and cumbersome when it comes to radio copy — so we work to avoid it. They/their is alright…as long as subject and verb match.