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NYT standards editor says he didn’t try to ‘ban’ the use of ‘tweet’

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The word can be used for special effect, says Phil Corbett, “or in places where a colloquial tone is appropriate, but should not be used routinely in straight news articles.” He adds: “Of the dozens of blogs and web sites worldwide that weighed in, exactly two actually contacted me directly to ask about the issue.”

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NYT standards editor says he didn’t try to ‘ban’ the use of ‘tweet’

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The word can be used for special effect, says Phil Corbett, “or in places where a colloquial tone is appropriate, but should not be used routinely in straight news articles.” He adds: “Of the dozens of blogs and web sites worldwide that weighed in, exactly two actually contacted me directly to ask about the issue.”

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NYT: We can help Nate Silver take FiveThirtyEight to a new level

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“There’s a real startup quality to FiveThirtyEight,” Times digital editor Jim Roberts tells Megan Garber. “And we’ve got a giant infrastructure here of graphics editors, multimedia producers, interactive technologists — a lot of people who are big fans of Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight, who are really eager to work with him. They’ll make his blog better.” Continue reading here.

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NYT on Sriracha: An All-American Sauce

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From the Editorial Notebook: I was disillusioned when I read in The Times that Sriracha sauce was invented in Los Angeles. I always assumed that the garlicky, tangy chili sauce I squirt with abandon on most of my food came from an exotic hamlet in Vietnam. Memories of prior disappointments came flooding back. As a teenager living in Mexico, I was sure Tabasco sauce was domestic. It’s hot. It shares a name with a big Mexican state. Depending on who…

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