Production Editor and Blogger, USA Today
August 21, 2012
Here's a brief selection of my headlines from USA TODAY:
USA TODAY's now-defunct in-house monthly awards for outstanding headlines. I was a 13-time winner between 2000 and 2005. Starting in 2005, the award became a daily recognition of good work, and I'm honored to have been mentioned 17 times.
2008 - General
Part of a team recognized for exceptional deadline coverage of the Oscars.
gallup.com — WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Americans' confidence in newspapers fell slightly to 23% this year, from 25% in 2012 and 28% in 2011. The percentage of Americans saying they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers has been generally trending downward since 1979, when it reached a high of 51%.
poynter.org — At age 41 ... I've come to understand-and obsess over-the power of little details. It's never merely a bottle of soda. It's a two-liter bottle of Diet Coke, with a red label and little beads of water. It's not just a house-it's a English-styled cottage with white wood paneling and brownish-gray drapes.
newgeography.com — One hundred and fifty years after twin defeats at Gettysburg and Vicksburg destroyed the South's quest for independence, the region is again on the rise. People and jobs are flowing there, and Northerners are perplexed by the resurgence of America's home of the ignorant, the obese, the prejudiced and exploited, the religious and the undereducated.
philadelphia.cbslocal.com — PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Just days after CBS News confirmed that reporter Sharyl Attkisson's computer had indeed been hacked, Attkisson spoke to Dom Giordano about the investigation. "This suspicious activity has been going on for quite some time - both on my CBS computer and my personal computer," Attkisson said.
poynter.org — Jayson Blair tells Richard Prince he "fully cooperated" with Samantha Grant, whose documentary "A Fragile Trust" showed in Sheffield, England, Saturday night. " I am sure she told the story in an excellent way," Blair said. "But, as I have told Sam, I probably won't watch it for years because of the painful honesty of the piece."
jimromenesko.com — Newspapers and journalism take a beating in "Man of Steel" tweets * "Are we really supposed to believe there's a newspaper adding employees?"(@brianbatescomic) * "Wow, #manofsteel is totally unrealistic sci-fi.
jimromenesko.com — A Gambit reader let the New Orleans alternative weekly know that passages in the Q-and-A column Blake Pontchartrain were lifted from other publications. "After analyzing those examples and doing our own preliminary research, we've determined that the problem is not an isolated one," writes editor Kevin Allman.
poynter.org — The Washington Examiner published its last local daily edition today. It will become " a digital platform and weekly print magazine focused on political thought leadership," the company announced in March. To make the transition, the Examiner laid off most of its local staffers, many of whom "are moving on to new opportunities in D.C.
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