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This text sets the standard for college news editing courses by offering comprehensive instruction and a focus on "the editor's attitude"—news values, ethics, newsroom decision-making, and an understanding of audience. The text equips students both with the basics of effective publications editing and with the background needed to deal with the changing nature of the print medium and news forums. The new edition offers expanded coverage of editing for broadcast and the Web, more voices from today's newsroom, and ...
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This text sets the standard for college news editing courses by offering comprehensive instruction and a focus on "the editor's attitude"—news values, ethics, newsroom decision-making, and an understanding of audience. The text equips students both with the basics of effective publications editing and with the background needed to deal with the changing nature of the print medium and news forums. The new edition offers expanded coverage of editing for broadcast and the Web, more voices from today's newsroom, and current examples taken from recent news stories, including the 2003 ethics scandal at The New York Times.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780072935196
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/25/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Section 1: Approaching the StoryChapter 1. Focus on Fundamentals: The Editor Within Chapter 2. Focus on News Judgment: The Editor's Attitude Chapter 3. Focus on Skills and Tools: The Editor in the Newsroom Chapter 4. Focus on Grammar: The Mechanics of Language Chapter 5. Focus on Good Writing: Strong and Graceful Prose Chapter 6. Focus on Headlnes: Precision, Power and Poetry Section 2: Inside the Story Chapter 7. News Close to Home: Editing Local and Community Media Chapter 8. News from Afar: Editing Wire Stories Chapter 9. Making a Long Story Short: Editing for Brevity and Clarity Chapter 10. Working with Writers: Editing Features Chapter 11. No Safety in Numbers: Stories Based on Poll and Surveys Chapter 12. Doing Justice: Ethical and Legal Issues Section 3: Beyond the Story Chapter 13. An Eye for News: Editing Photos Chapter 14. Showing the Story: Editing Information Graphics Chapter 15. The Balancing Act: Designing Pages Chapter 16. The Future Now: Convergence and the Web
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