Good morning and happy Friday. Here are 10 media stories.
- Another end to comments, this time in Vegas
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has temporarily cut comments «due to an increase in uncivil behavior and dialogue…» (Las Vegas Review-Journal) | The newspaper explained the move more in-depth on Medium. «The First Amendment protects us from, among other things, laws that abridge our freedom of speech. Nowhere does it require the media to provide you a platform for that speech, whether hateful or not.» (Medium)
- ‘…data is or data are?’
On Thursday, The Washington Post’s Christopher Ingraham, FiveThirtyEight’s Ritchie King and David Yanofsky of Quartz took part in a Reddit AMA on data visualization and journalism. They talked about how they got their jobs, the need to have a woman in the AMA the next time around, tools and the correct way to talk about data. Here’s King’s answer: «So ‘data are’ is correct, and I kind of like when people use it in conversation cause it has that weird, shocking elegance that only correct-but-infrequently-used grammar has.
from Poynter. http://ift.tt/1CJEwsG