What do you get when you assemble a writer, an editor and a digital manager to talk about writing well in the emoji era? A lot smarter.
Peter Baniak, vice president and editor for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Liz Bazner, digital manager for A&W Restaurants, and Neil Chethik, author and executive director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, shared a number of excellent insights during the Thoroughbred Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America panel discussion, which I moderated.
Here are some of their insights:
Speaking of video, here is a link to a segment of the presentation: Writing Well in the Emoji Era.
I believe clarity matters, which is why using proper grammar and punctuation are important to me and why I assembled this group for our professional development meeting. We all make mistakes and have bad habits, but we should strive to know and apply the rules most of the time. That makes those occasions in which we purposefully break the rules more effective.
Ain’t that right?