This up-to-the-minute undergraduate guide to copy editing in busy newsrooms literally sits next to editors as they assign stories, edit writers' work, and design pages. The authors cover editing basics such as grammar, punctuation, wordiness, writing headlines, and page design using computer equipment. Each section features interviews with editors and review questions to facilitate learning. The appendices contain an outline of editing symbols, directions for counting headlines, and instructions in manual picture sizing. Includes photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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In this era of media convergence, the second edition of Editing Today continues the evolutionary transformation of Martin L. Gibson’s classic Editing in the Electronic Era, introducing prospective journalists to the basics of editing and design by following a true story through these processes at a major newspaper, on the newspaper’s Web desk, and on its TV outlet. Readers are guided through the fundamentals of editing both words and layout with contemporary software.
Expanded and updated sections address pagination, verifying information, grammar, wordiness, editing the hard-news story, telling the news in other ways, copyright law, design, Photoshop, page layout, and Web design. Through more photos, more examples, and more compelling design, the textbook and workbook of Editing Today, 2nd Edition effectively prepare journalism students and working professionals for the challenges of editing and designing in this era of media convergence.About the Author:
Ron F. Smith is an associate professor of the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
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