It was big news in January when nonprofit WBEZ radio in Chicago acquired the Chicago Sun-Times, raising $61 million from foundations and individuals to acquire the daily paper under the umbrella of Chicago Public Media. Now, the Sun-Times is taking another step into a new media landscape by taking down its digital paywall and, like WBEZ, asking the community to support its … [Read more...] about Chicago Sun-Times drops its paywall. Will other local newspapers follow?
A few years ago, while preparing to teach a copy editing course for the first time, I stumbled across a hidden gem in The New York Times digital edition: Copy Edit This!, an interactive quiz that tests readers on grammar and word usage errors from recent Times articles. The Times’s standards editor catches the errors and then explains why they are wrong. Here is an example … [Read more...] about To paywall or not? Young readers provide the answer