Plug in; keep up
I know that it occupies a lot of your attention and energy to keep up with the Kardashians and other vital matters, but if you can spare a few moments, here are some things that you might find informative and useful:
New rules and old rules being retired in the forthcoming sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, thanks to The Subversive Copy Editor:
A succinct summary at Language Log about the brouhaha over Andrew Breitbart’s credulous dissemination of the maliciously edited video that has cost Shirley Sherrod her job at the Department of Agriculture. Beyond the circumstances of this particular case lies the troublesome issue of how much responsibility bloggers and online publications can be expected to take to verify material before publishing it.
Though focused on Politico.com, Craig Silverman’s article on the need for a well-thought-out corrections policy for online publications has wider implications.
Andy Bechtel presents an interview with Julie Wildhaber, who explains the rationale behind Yahoo’s style guide.