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Lynn Klyde-Silverstein, the crank behind this blog, teaches journalism at the University of Northern Colorado. One of the reasons she started the blog, she writes, is to have "a healthy outlet for my anger when I encounter what I consider the inappropriate use of our magnificent language." Her blog's motto is one of the best raison d'êtres on the Web: "Because some things are just too important to get wrong."

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Jim Romenesko doesn't call himself a blogger because, he says, he doesn't comment on what he posts. However, his Poynter-based site has become the home page of many journalists because of its constant stream of journalism-related doings, comings and goings. He posts links to published stories, memos pulled from newsroom bulletin boards and sent to him, letters and article feedback.

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Not only does the newspaper post notes from its weekday news meetings, but also it streams the meetings live at 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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The Editors' Blog, written by five of the paper's top editors, answers reader questions and explains the N&O's print and online policies. You'll find links to more blogs at the top of the page, including one for the Triangle Grammar Guide, written by longtime N&O staffer Pam Nelson. Public editor Ted Vaden also writes a regular column.

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The Editors' Blog is a running collection of items by editors of the paper, including the managing editor/news, senior editor/visuals and the food editor. The paper's public editor, Michael Arrieta-Walden, also posts a blog here.

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You'll find links to several blogs by Sun journalists, most of them sports writers. But you'll also find "You Don't Say," written by John McIntyre, assistant managing editor for the copy desk. It's here.

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Assistant Managing Editor John Moore's blog grows out of the paper's 9 a.m. news meeting. He discusses plans for upcoming stories and invites readers to weigh in with their opinions.

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Editor and publisher John Temple writes both this blog and a Saturday column. Temple discusses journalism trends and answers reader questions like this one about the JonBenet Ramsey case: "Is the News going to apologize for all the unnecessary coverage of this nut case Karr?"

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Editor John Robinson makes near-daily posts about his paper's coverage. Staffers also blog at The "Inside Scoop," The Lex Files, Sports Extra and many more blogs. Check the list in the right-hand column.

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Editor in chief Tom Honig and Managing Editor Don Miller share this blog. You'll find other blogs at the paper here.

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Executive Editor Wanda Lloyd writes a column about every two weeks to explain the newspaper's processes and decisions to readers. This link takes you to a page of all of the paper's columnists; you'll find her column at the top.

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Jay Rosen at New York University has compiled this list of "newroom bosses" with Weblogs, with help from his students and other contributors.

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Bill Walsh, a copy editor for the Washington Post, launched this site in 1995 as the Crusty Old Slot Man's Copy-Editing Peeve Page. The site has evolved into a broader resource for editors, from career advice to editing tips. You can also buy his book, "Lapsing into a Comma," which has drawn a lot of praise from working editors.

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Phillip Blanchard, an editor on the Washington Post financial copy desk, shares his view of the craft and invites others to chime in.

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Published by the World Editors Forum, a division of the World Association of Newspapers, this blog calls itself a global rendezvouz for senior news executives.

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Doug Fisher of the University of South Carolina and a former AP news editor, says that "anything, from ethics to some aspects of Web design, is fair game" for his blog. He's also a regular reporter on events such as conventions and workshops that would be of interest to copy editors

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Longtime blogger Jeff Jarvis' credits are extensive: former TV critic for TV Guide and People; creator of Entertainment Weekly; associate publisher of the New York Daily News; columnist for the San Francisco Examiner; and president/creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications. His next job is director of the interactive journalism program at the City University of New York’s new graduate school of kournalism.

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