Because I have clients in the publishing trade, clients that are beginning to embrace weblogs, when The New York Times announced that their Director of Copy Desks would be answering reader questions this week, I had to send one in:
I am interest in knowing whether New York Times weblogs are treated differently than standard news content when it comes to copy editing. One of the promises of blogs is that they “disintermediate” the connection between writer and reader. How do you make sure this disintermediation doesn’t result in unreadable copy, especially for writers who are otherwise excellent journalists but who suffer from poor spelling or grammar?
You can read her response — along with a bunch of other interesting questions and answers — on this week’s Talk to the Newsroom page.