"Today" vs. "Tomorrow" vs...
Digital first Media's SteveButtry was visiting the St. Paul Pioneer Press newsroom recently, when some editors asked: "If we are creating content first for digital platforms, and trying to make a print product efficiently from that content, how do we handle references to 'today'?"
- — Santa Teresa News (@SantaTeresaNews)Tue, Mar 06 2012 06:56:47@stevebuttry why not use day of the week ... Folks may read online posts later and it covers print. Tuesday is still Tuesdat.
- — Lisa Loving (@LisaLoving)Tue, Mar 06 2012 06:59:27@stevebuttry We leave "today" on the web copy (the date is prominent on the page)&edit to proper tense (or the date) in the street edition
- — Jeremy C. Owens (@mercbizbreak)Tue, Mar 06 2012 07:17:18
- — Scott Dolan (@scottddolan)Tue, Mar 06 2012 07:53:28
- — Jonathan Kealing (@JKealing)Tue, Mar 06 2012 08:50:55@stevebuttry Yesterday & tomorrow are out. I think today should go too. Have tried both ways, but switched to only using day of week online.
- — Anna Johnson (@Anna_M_Johnson)Tue, Mar 06 2012 08:52:12
- — Julie Westfall (@JulieWestfall)Tue, Mar 06 2012 08:57:52@stevebuttry It's less abt the ideal and more abt making consistency easy. Way is to simplify & shed AP's rigidity & endless exceptions
- — Journalist's Toolbox (@journtoolbox)Tue, Mar 06 2012 10:11:57@stevebuttry I use day of the week, then date if it's beyond a week. Good discussion. Had this in a class a few weeks ago!
- — Richard Kendall (@richardkendall)Tue, Mar 06 2012 10:26:47.@stevebuttry 'today/tomorrow' in print: should be redundant for digital platforms, changed to day of the week for clarity
- — Dave Dutton (@DaveDutton)Tue, Mar 06 2012 10:42:03
- — Ivan Lajara (@ivanlajara)Tue, Mar 06 2012 10:57:55@stevebuttry Simple: use day of the week within a week, date for beyond. That's all for to-day. If you want, I can expand in the morrow.
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