Gregory is … contemplating the linguistics of statusing

June 5, 2009

(Self-plagiarism disclosure: This post is a compilation of previous observations I’ve made, mostly on Facebook or on in this comment currently awaiting moderation at the Oxford University Press blog.) There’s been much hand-wringing lately about how social networking is changing journalism. Frankly, I’m more interested in how it’s changing language:  How it has forced users […]

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A side project:

April 4, 2009

Last week, while on an weeklong furlough from my employer, I created an online database of Cincinnati City Council election results by ward. I’ve now launched that project publicly at The data’s not very deep yet, and the site still has limited functionality, but it’s the first web site I’ve ever created entirely from […]

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New Media, Old Values at NKU

January 25, 2009

UPDATE: Canceled because of inclement weather. David Umhoefer, a Pulitzer prize-winning local government reporter for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, will be speaking at Northern Kentucky University Wednesday. Following his talk, I’ll be on a panel titled, “New Media, Old Values.” I’m hoping it’s a thought provoking discussion of how news organizations can stay true to their […]

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‘Foreclosure’s Fallout’ judged best of 2007 foreclosure reporting

August 25, 2008

The other day, my colleague Alexander Coolidge found out — belatedly and accidentally — that our series on foreclosures won an honorable mention (and a $1,000 cash prize) from Excellence in Economic Journalism from the Fund for American Studies. (From the newspaper: “Enquirer series on foreclosures honored for economic reporting.”) We came in a close […]

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‘Gas Price Secrets’ and WVXU appearance

July 18, 2008

This morning, the Enquirer began promoting a series I reported with my colleague James Pilcher that we’re calling “Gas Price Secrets Revealed.” It’s a look at the vagaries of retail gas pricing, explaining why you’ll pay more on one day of the week and why two stations a mile apart can have such vastly different […]

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Ad watch reports to be shared across Ohio

July 10, 2008

It’s been 15 years this fall since my byline last appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This week, it was back. The Cincinnati Enquirer has joined a consortium of Ohio newspapers pooling resources to fact-check election year political ads. Each paper will take turns reviewing an ad for accuracy, and share the story with the […]

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