Write This Way, Condensed: Top Writing and Editing Links for March 16, 2010

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Entrepreneurship and the Future of News
Long, detailed transcript of a speech by Jan Schaffer, J-Lab Executive Director. Covers what citizen journalists and news entrepreneurs are doing to carve out a place in the new media landscape.

Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed
A free e-course from the Poynter Institute’s News University, aimed at fostering innovation in journalistic work environments.

How to Write a Mission Statement That Doesn’t Suck
Dan Heath, posting on FastCompany.com, provides a video and hilarious written commentary about how to write a mission statement that’s actually useful. Good exercise in how to write concisely and powerfully.

State of the Media, By the Numbers
The Columbia Journalism Review summarizes the recently released report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. It’s not pretty, but the data provides an interesting portrait of where contemporary media is at right now and where it might go.

The Shorty Awards
Hollywood has the Oscars, TV has the Emmys, and now Twitter has the Shorties. The 2nd annual Shorty Awards were held on March 3. They reward the best producers of real-time, short form content on Twitter. See who won!

10 Ways to blog when you’re not blogging
Joanna of Confident Writing blog discusses ways to stay connected with your blog even if you take a break from posting.

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