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By Nathan L. Walls

  • Sunset, Jan. 2, 2021/Williams Township
  • On Bougher Hill/Williams Township
  • Sunrise, Dec. 19, 2020/Williams Township
  • Sunset, Dec. 27, 2020

Editorial Practices

  • Read the source material before posting analysis or commentary on it
    • Articles: Read the article first
    • Study quoted in an article: Find it and at least read the abstract
    • “I heard about a study that says” roughly translates to “citation needed”
  • Research and report before writing, report and analyze according to what findings demonstrate
    • Start with a hypothesis
  • Post honestly held opinions
  • Avoid devil’s advocate positioning
    • Exploring the logical consequences of a counterposition is fine, but pushing back to be an asshole is not constructive and not necessary
  • Provide ample references and citations
  • Correct, adjust and apologize as necessary when new information is available
  • Amplify things that add value, when there is value to be added
  • Don’t engaged in arguments with people I don’t know
  • Be mindful of logical fallacies
  • Punch up, not down

Style

  • Generally use Associated Press style with the exception of:
    • Oxford commas

More detail forthcoming

Updated: Oct. 21, 2020