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ISOJ: Responsive web design promises better user experience but challenges for advertisers

Click here to see a Storify with some of the tweets during this panel.

Anyone who has tried to open their local newspaper’s website on a smartphone already knows what responsive web design is, or rather, what it should be. Responsive web design, or RWD, aims to create the optimal viewing experience for websites across multiple devices, from desktops to smartphones. Read more »


Need for speed leads to erroneous reports of an arrest in the Boston Marathon bombing

Two days after explosions rocked the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring over 170, anticipation mounted on Twitter as news organizations reported that there had been a “major breakthrough” in the investigation. At 12:42 p.m., The Associated Press tweeted that authorities had arrested a suspect. CNN, Fox News and The Boston Globe quickly echoed the report. Read more »


Boston Marathon bombing underscores need for thorough, responsible coverage of tragic breaking news

     Boylston Street in Boston after the bombing. Source: John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe Sports Read more »


Language Evolves: A timeline of how terms come and go from the AP Stylebook

The Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” last week made headlines and sparked debate on both sides of the political spectrum. Another style decision that turned heads? Dropping the hyphen from “e-mail.” “That caused quite a stir,” AP Deputy Standards Editor and AP Stylebook co-editor David Minthorn remembered wryly. Read more »


WikiLeaks releases new diplomatic cables database, reveals U.S. involvement with Latin American dictators

"The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer," said Kissinger on March 10, 1975, according to one of the cables. Read more »


Legendary film writer Roger Ebert remembered for his casual style and media innovation

Following the news that Roger Ebert died at the age of 70 on Thursday, April 4, the Internet was awash in eulogies and remembrances of the country’s most celebrated film critic.  Read more »


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