Thoughtful manuscript formatting and treatment is integral to the overall structure and experience of reading a book. Most readers are familiar with the general elements of a book—like chapters, footnotes and appendices and how they should be arranged, but not every reader stops to consider the purpose of inline style choices like emphasis, bolded words and indentation—except […]
A newly released Pew Research report, which you can download for free, chronicles a rapidly changing pattern of social media usage among American teens. While Facebook once dominated, that’s not the case now. But books? Pew says young adults still love them, especially in paper. Learn why this matters to writers today.
“Leaders drive change,” writes Bill Donohue, a Distinguished Professor of Communication at Michigan State University. “That driving process happens through a series of critical conversations.” As we work each day, we talk with managers, coworkers, clients—but we rarely think about how we are approaching these conversations that define our lives. In this “must-read primer for anyone interested in leadership,” Donohue […]
A person can learn a lot from just one question. Imagine what 1,000 questions can teach. Students in a Michigan State University journalism class called Bias Busters have now asked — and answered – 1,000 questions. These have become 10 guides in a series designed to increase cultural competence. Titles include 100 Questions About Hispanics […]
50 billion podcast episodes! If you’re not already listening to podcasts—or producing your own—just think for a moment about the scale of the podcast impact on our culture. 50 billion is the number of Apple podcast episodes downloaded or streamed across its popular services, including iTunes. And, of course, there’s an ocean of other podcasts […]