Words to live by
From USA Today's story about the coming Viacom split, quoting Viacom CEO Sumner Redstone:
An extension of the Common Sense Journalism monthly column by Doug Fisher, former broadcaster, newspaper reporter and wire service editor. From new media to old, much of journalism is just plain common sense.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Unknown (often improperly attributed to Thomas Jefferson)
"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair
"Common sense is not so common" - Voltaire "Common sense is instinct; enough of it is genius" - George Bernard Shaw
Senior Instructor at the University of South Carolina teaching digital and social media. Proprietor of the Common Sense Journalism blog and on Tumbler, and Twitter as well as the monthly CSJ column run by press associations and others around the nation.
Also, executive editor of The Convergence Newsletter.
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Common Sense Journalism  Yes, I do seminars and consulting. Among those I have worked with are the SNPA Traveling Campus, S.C. Press Association, N.Y. Press Association, Georgia Press Association, Mississippi Press Association, Virginia Press Association, Landmark Community Newspapers, American Copy Editors Society, Society of Professional Journalists, Lancaster (S.C.) News, The (Rock Hill, S.C.) Herald, The (Sumter, S.C.) Item, the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration. Contact me for more information.Copyright © 2004 et. seq. Douglas J. Fisher