The Art of Editing: In the Age of Convergence / Edition 8

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Overview

The Art of Editing continues to be the standard by which editing texts are judged, offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of editing available.

New to This Edition

  • Adds new material comprising over half the text, including more practical instruction, more sidebars, and new concepts such as the "Three R's of Editing" and "holistic editing."
  • Places increased emphasis on editing for radio, television, and the World Wide Web, providing students with critical information for today's media environment.
  • Features a new focus on convergence, reflecting the vast changes occurring in the media today.
  • Expands coverage of legal and ethical issues to help better prepare students for their professional careers.

Praise for The Art of Editing
"I believe The Art of Editing is a solid text for the first-year, basic course on editing news copy. It offers a good mix of editing philosophies and the basics: guidelines, rules and examples."
Bill Ferguson, Columbia College

"Major strengths of the text are that it is comprehensive, serious and professional and doesn't talk down to the students and that, overall, it doesn't oversimplify the art of editing."
Dr. Emil Dansker, Central State University

"I used the Brooks/Sissors text because it offered editing suggestions for a variety of media. I chose the text because it compiled a lot of information into one book rather than several: style, grammar, design, editing techniques."
Leara Rhodes, University of Georgia

"I initially used Brooks and Sissors because I inherited it from my predecessor...but I've stuck withit because it gets the job done. It is the lone text that I have not replaced in a journalism course..."
Robert K. Hays, Northampton Community College

"Overall, I have always thought this text to be an excellent book. I admire its comprehensive chapters. It's helpful, concise, and true to the ideals of journalism."
Glen L. Bleske, California State University Chico

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205418268
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/5/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 420
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part 1 Editing in the age of Convergence 1
Chapter 1 Editing for Today's Changing Media 3
Chapter 2 The Editor and the Audience 13
Part 2 The Fundamentals of Editing 31
Chapter 3 The Editing Process 33
Chapter 4 Macro Editing for the Big Picture 62
Chapter 5 Macro Editing for Legality, Ethics and Propriety 88
Chapter 6 Micro Editing for Precision in Language 132
Chapter 7 Holistic Editing: Integrating the Macro and the Micro 178
Part 3 The Visual Side of Editing 217
Chapter 8 Writing Headlines, Titles, Captions and Blurbs 219
Chapter 9 Using Photos, Graphics and Type 252
Part 4 Editing for Different Media 287
Chapter 10 Editing Newspapers 289
Chapter 11 Editing Magazines and Newsletters 315
Chapter 12 Editing for the Web 342
Chapter 13 Editing for the Broadcast Media 358
Chapter 14 Editing in Other Fields 374
Part 5 Editors' Other Hats 385
Chapter 15 The Editor As Coach 387
Chapter 16 The Editor As Manager and Leader 395
Glossary 401
Index 413
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