Subediting and Production for Journalists: Print, Digital & Social / Edition 1

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Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do.
Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes:
*house style explained with model stylebook provided
*examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clich├ęs and pronoun confusion
*subbing news and features for sense and style
*editing quotes and readers' letters
*projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts
*checking pictures and writing captions
*principles and methods of proofreading
*making copy legally safe
*understanding production and using software packages
*website subbing
*a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415240840
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/2/2002
  • Series: Media Skills Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Authors' note
1 Introduction 1
2 Working methods 9
3 House styles 19
4 Correcting mistakes 31
5 Subbing news and features 46
6 Editing quotes and letters 60
7 Writing headlines, etc 70
8 Checking pictures and writing captions 83
9 Proofreading 95
10 Legal and ethical problems for subeditors 101
11 Understanding production 113
12 Publishing technology 126
13 Website subbing 133
Glossary of terms used in journalism 141
Further reading 152
App. 1 Bulletin style guide 155
App. 2 Billy the Kid, the left-handed gunman who wasn't 169
App. 3 British proof correction symbols 171
App. 4 US proof correction symbols 175
Index 177
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