Google’s Living Stories promises leap in usability

There was a torrent of announcements from Google this week — among them Living Stories, which has intriguing prospects for journalists. As Dan Gillmor suggests, a better name would probably be Living Topics. The service, which is an amazing technological feat, groups news stories and deconstructs them for better online viewing. Google says the automated initiative, […]

Copyediting 2.0

The Washington Post’s ombudsman, Andrew Alexander, reported yesterday that readers are getting increasingly upset over the number of typos, formatting mistakes and grammatical errors in news stories. He cites, for example, references to a “Democratically” (instead of Democrat-) controlled Congress and the Marine “Corp” (instead of Corps). Alexander blames the Post’s layoff of copy editors […]