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How to Add Color and Richness to Your Writing ... Without Making Us Want to Barf

Your job as a writer is to make your subjects clear and interesting.<p>Assuming you aren’t working on the next <i>Waiting for Godot,</i> you’ll work to make …

3 Advanced Ways to Craft Better Sentences

While the goal of “improving your content writing” may seem complex, it’s not necessarily more complicated than improving each sentence you …

Writing

How Long Should Your Blog Articles Be? (With Word Counts for Every Industry)

Word count.It’s a topic that receives a lot of coverage these days.Bloggers and content marketers are always wondering what’s the ideal word count to …

Digital Marketing

Our BB-Napping Jawa Cosplay: BUILD SECRETS REVEALED

Sorry I waited forever to do this, gang, but now that I've finishing taking it out again for MegaCon, let me show you how John and I fashioned our …

Cosplay

AP allowing the singular ‘they’

Take a victory lap, those of you fighting for pronouns more elastic than those tied to the XY and XX chromosomes that distinguish males and …

Public Relations

Edward Scissorhands Props- Final Reveal!

Portraits of Motor City Comic Con 2017

Buy Photo<p>None<p>A man dressed as Dr. Strange during the 2017 Motor City Comic Con at Novi's Suburban Collection Showplace on Friday, May 19, 2017. …

Cosplay

Anime Expo to Host World Cosplay Summit's U.S. Preliminary

Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) announced on Friday that it is organizing the U.S. Preliminary for the World Cosplay Summit …

Anime

New York Times And Guild Approach Face-Off Over Staff Cuts

Lines are being drawn in a face-off over proposed staff cuts at <i>The New York Times</i>. The Newsguild of New York on Friday afternoon circulated a member …

Here's how newspapers in 10 key states covered the Comey memo news

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The news that then-FBI Director James Comey had penned a memo in mid-February in which he documented a meeting where President Donald Trump asked him to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn's ties to Russia was a blockbuster inside the Beltway.<p>…

Journalism

A Quick Copywriting Lesson Taken Directly from an Email Marketing Fail

Ten years ago, a tattoo shop I went to subscribed my email address to their email newsletter.<p>They didn’t send updates very often, so I never …

Digital Marketing

New open source tool for journalists and designers to weave interactive stories

<i>Odyssey.js is a project funded by the Knight Prototype Fund developed by mapping company CartoDB. Today it is releasing the beta version of an open</i> …

The New York Times Makes a Print Play for Kids

Sunday's New York Times will include a special print section for kids.<p>The New York Times will cater to a younger audience this weekend — much …

Journalism

Images: Impressive Captain Marvel Cosplay

This cosplay for the Marvel Comic book character Captain Marvel is nothing short of impressive. If they can make Brie Larson look anything like this, …

Time Inc. unveils video plans after calling off merger talks

Time Inc., only a week after calling off merger talks, unveiled its latest digital aspirations, including the launch of a Sports Illustrated …

Time Inc. decides not to sell itself

Time Inc. has decided not to sell itself, saying Friday that it will instead pursue a turnaround plan that includes cost cutting, growing its digital …

Souvid Datta: 'I Foolishly Doctored Images'

Souvid Datta, an award-winning photojournalist, admits it: he doctored images and infringed on the work of other photographers.<p>Until this week, Datta …

Photography

Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid

Concise writing gets results and gets read.<p>If tight writing is your goal, an infographic from Global English Editing can help. The graphic excoriates …

How to Legally Use Images in Your Social Media Marketing

Do you share images in your social media marketing? Wondering if you’re violating copyright laws? With a bit of information, you can learn to protect …

Social Media Marketing

Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid

Concise writing gets results and gets read.<p>If tight writing is your goal, an infographic from Global English Editing can help. The graphic excoriates …

The Disney Princess-Themed Maternity Shoot You Have to See to Believe

Five moms-to-be dressed as Disney princesses Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine in this amazing maternity photo shoot.<p>Mothers Dress As Disney Princesses For Magical Maternity Shoot<p>As a pregnant Disney fan, I was beyond thrilled to come across a princess-themed maternity shoot put …

Walt Disney Company

Reince Priebus says White House is looking into change to libel laws

The president’s chief of staff renews Trump’s campaign promise to alter laws affecting news reporting, which would require a change to the US constitution<p>A day after Watergate reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward issued a stirring call for the press to hold Donald Trump to account, the …

Donald Trump

Cosplayer Miya Tamlyn becomes Mantis - Marvel Becoming

ESPN laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and staffers, sources say

The bomb has gone off at ESPN.<p>The Worldwide Leader in Sports is laying off about 100 anchors, reporters, analysts and production staffers, sources …

Layoffs come to the East Bay Times after Pulitzer win

Earlier this month, the staff of the East Bay Times won a Pulitzer Prize for their breaking news coverage of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire. Last week, …

See a Chewbacca and C-3P0 at Silicon Valley Comic Con? It might have been Mythbuster Adam Savage

Former "Mythbuster" Adam Savage again revived his tradition of walking around in cosplay incognito for this year's Silicon Valley Comic Con, held in San Jose. This year's costume? Chewbacca...with an attached C-3P0 droid.<p>"Here's the big reveal," he says. "I'm not just Chewie, I'm Chewie and his …

This Adorable Jyn Erso Cosplayer Spent Star Wars Celebration Handing Out the Death Star Plans to Every Princess Leia

When you go to a massive convention like <i>Star Wars</i> Celebration, it’s best to have a game plan. Where are you going to go first? What panels are you …

Star Wars

How to fly drones for journalism in the U.S.

About six months ago, we bought a drone to help us cover stories at the Yakima Herald-Republic, a daily newspaper in Yakima, Washington. We’d seen …

Drones