The Wall Street Journal’s iconic Style & Substance blog is now under the direction of editors Bill Power and Jennifer Hicks. The July 1 edition was the last for Paul Martin, longtime defender of proper usage and good sense.
Martin created the house bulletin 27 years ago. He retired as a full-time staff member in 2001, but remained WSJ's point man on style. Thursday’s Style & Substance was the first produced by Power and Hicks, who wrote:
The publishing industry is, understandably, interested in the critical conversations that take place about books. But are critical conversations taking place? And what role do user reviews and recommendations have in the new digital literary culture? A few recent articles are examining these questions and bringing more questions to light.
It can be so difficult to attend all these tweetchats and webinars and still get your work done. In case you missed today's #APStyleChat on travel style, here's are the highlights. Save them for your next travel-related manuscript.
It's onboard and guidebook, always.
Hotels can have miniscule rooms, but not minuscule ones.
For the pre-Lent celebration, Carnival is capped.
Museum exhibitss re-create history, not recreate it.
Earlier this week, a story on Business Insider about dialectal differences in American English went viral. Originally the post was titled “22 Maps That Show the Deepest Linguistic Conflicts in America”; it has now been retitled “22 Maps That Show How Americans Speak English Totally Differently From Each Other” and has garnered over 23 million hits.