Peeve this: If you have a lot of pet peeves (and I do), you might try the web site snippets.
Jobs in journalism: Maybe it's just the holiday weekend, but there aren't many jobs on JournalismJobs.com.
The obvious: I was watching TV yesterday, and they showed a shot of Richard Petty. Under his name it said RACING LEGEND. Well, duh. It's like Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali; doesn't need explanation.
Helping yourself: Here's a blog on 25 things journalists can do to future-proof their careers. The first one is about starting a blog.
Needs editing: In an Associated Press story on the president speaking to school children, it read: Upon arrival at the school, Obama's motorcade was greeted by a small band of protesters. One carried a sign exclaiming: "Mr. President, stay away from our kids." The first sentence would read better as A small band of protesters greeted Obama's motorcade at the school.
Writing help: Here's an article on writing strong but flawed characters.
My opinion: This paragraph was found online today — Whomever the Dolphins start at wide receiver — Ted Ginn Jr., Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo clearly separated from rookies Brian Hartline and Patrick Turner during the last week of preseason — all five wide receivers could see chunks of action on offense. I would go with whoever to start the sentence. Why? Whoever the Dolphins start is a nominal; it works as one word. So it should be whoever.
And that sentence is w-a-a-y too long.
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