Heads Up on another fine editing blog
Somewhere along the line I missed the start earlier this year of a great editing bog run by "Fev," who as near as I can determine from the posts resides at the University of Missouri but has ties back to North Carolina (where he or she keeps a very close eye on The (Charlotte) Observer).
Headsuptheblog is a great entry to the editing set. "Fev" has some great send-ups of journalistic foibles. Consider "Yo. Jersey. Wanna Buy a Bridge?" in which Fev deftly takes apart a rather ham-handed self-promotional piece by The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record. Or this one that deconstructs a "grammar" column. The best may be Fev's demolition of some of the pseudo social science that passes for religion reporting. And be sure to read this exquisitely written takedown of an Observer poll story.
Fev's latest: Running a bulldozer through the latest language drivel from NPR's ombudsman.
The link is in my right rail, the XML is in my RSS reader, and I promise to be an avid reader.