Chicago toddled for NCEW.
The Wyndham Chicago Hotel was the scene September 28 through October 3 for one of the larger NCEW NCEW National Conference of Editorial Writers conventions in recent years.
More than two hundred fifty members, spouses, exhibitors, and guests registered the meeting, which featured appearances by Chicago Mayor Richard Daley Richard Daley may refer to:
wore the armor of Achilles against the Trojans to encourage the disheartened Greeks. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Prisoner of Zenda, The and the Chautauqua movement) John Adams, the second president of the United States The head of the Executive Branch, one of the three branches of the federal government.
The U.S. Constitution sets relatively strict requirements about who may serve as president and for how long. .
Members socialized so·cial·ize
v. so·cial·ized, so·cial·iz·ing, so·cial·iz·es
1. To place under government or group ownership or control.
2. To make fit for companionship with others; make sociable. , conducted the traditional NCEW critiques, and took time out for a waterborne architectural tour of downtown Chicago and dinner at Navy Pier. A few slipped away to Wrigley Field. The opening reception took place in grand quarters--the editorial suites of the host newspaper, the Chicago Tribune. Spouses toured the Chicago Art Institute.
Why letters are rejected
Letters editors have a variety of guidelines on why a letter might be rejected. This list, presented during a workshop at the NCEW convention by Chicago Tribune letters editor Dodie Hofstetter, struck the Masthead mast·head
1. Nautical The top of a mast.
2. The listing in a newspaper or periodical of information about its staff, operation, and circulation.
3. editors as unusually comprehensive.
1. Volume of mail
2. Duplication in topics
3. Lack of timeliness
4. Vagueness (It is not the letters editor's job to conduct research for letter writers.)
5. Open letters
6. Failure to stick to topic
7. Reality preferred over predictions
8. Unsupported statements
9. Blatant self-serving
10. Newspaper is not a court of law
11. Too esoteric
13. Name calling; inappropriate language