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The Art of Editing in the Age of Convergence, 10th Edition

Book Description

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.

Long viewed as the “classic” in the field of editing, The Art of Editing continues to evolve to meet the needs of today's students. In addition to a focus on traditional newspaper editing, the authors pay significant attention to the other areas in which students are increasingly finding jobs: online media, corporate magazines, broadcasting, public relations and advertising. The ninth edition of The Art of Editing details the major changes revolutionizing the media industry and prepares students to work in convergent environments, where skill in print, broadcast and online operations is essential.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Part 1 Editing in the Age of Convergence
    1. Chapter 1 Editing for Today’s Changing Media
      1. The Editor’s Changing Role
      2. Democratization of the Media
      3. The Changing Media Environment
        1. The Media Begin to Converge
        2. The Changing Nature of News
      4. The Role of the Editor
        1. Jobs for Editors
        2. The Art of Editing
      5. Suggested Websites
      6. Suggested Readings
    2. Chapter 2 The Editor and the Audience
      1. Newspapers Aren’t Dead
      2. A Journalism Renaissance?
        1. Advertising Prompts Change
        2. Media in Turmoil
      3. Connecting With Audiences
      4. Evaluating the Media Mix
      5. Understanding U.S. Audiences
        1. Credibility and the Media
        2. Changing Needs of Changing Consumers
      6. Suggested Websites
      7. Suggested Readings
  7. Part 2 The Fundamentals of Editing
    1. Chapter 3 The Editing Process
      1. The Editor’s Role
      2. The Value of the Copy Editor
      3. What Makes a Good Copy Editor?
      4. Understanding What Editors Do
      5. Editing Copy For the Web
      6. Editing Copy For Print
      7. Editing the Story
      8. The Three R’s of Copy Editing
        1. Is the Story Reader-Centered?
        2. Is the Story Readable?
        3. Is the Story Right?
      9. Copy-Editing and Proofreading Symbols
      10. Proofreading
        1. The Difference Between Proofreading and Copy Editing
        2. What Do You Do When Told to Read Proofs?
        3. What If a Story is Too Long?
      11. Suggested Websites
    2. Chapter 4 Macro Editing for the Big Picture
      1. Making Sure Stories Are Worth Running
      2. Making Sure Stories Have Good Leads
        1. Hard News
        2. Features
        3. Rules for Both Hard-News and Feature Leads
      3. Making Sure Stories Are Organized and Flow Well
      4. Making Sure Stories Don’t Leave Unanswered Questions
      5. Making Sure Stories Are Accurate
        1. Common Kinds of Inaccuracies
        2. Where Editors Create Mistakes
      6. Making Sure Stories Are Objective
      7. Suggested Websites
      8. Suggested Readings
    3. Chapter 5 Macro Editing for Legality, Ethics and Propriety
      1. Freedom of the Press
        1. What Does “Freedom of the Press” Mean?
      2. Legal Problems
        1. Libel
        2. Should We Print a Correction?
        3. Negligence
        4. Invasion of Privacy
        5. Anonymous Sources
        6. Obscenity
        7. Raffles
        8. Intellectual Property
        9. Censorship of School Newspapers
        10. Regulation of Electronic Media
      3. Ethical Issues
        1. Confessions
        2. Printing Names and Addresses
        3. Ethical Flashing Lights
        4. Finding Ethical Answers
      4. Propriety
        1. Being Sensitive
      5. Suggested Websites
      6. Suggested Readings
    4. Chapter 6 Micro Editing for Grammar and Usage
      1. Grammar
        1. Sentence Problems
        2. Nouns and Pronouns
        3. Verbs
        4. Modifiers
        5. Interjections
        6. Connecting Words
      2. Usage
        1. Confused Words
        2. Misused Idioms
      3. Suggested Websites
      4. Suggested Readings
    5. Chapter 7 Micro Editing for Style, Spelling and Tightening
      1. Style
        1. Abbreviations and Symbols
        2. Capitalization
        3. Numbers
        4. Punctuation
        5. Quotations
        6. Miscellaneous
      2. Spelling
      3. Tightening
      4. Suggested Websites
      5. Suggested Readings
    6. Chapter 8 Holistic Editing: Integrating the Macro and the Micro
      1. Accident and Disaster Stories
      2. Advance Pieces
      3. Analysis Pieces
      4. Boating and Shipping Stories
      5. Business Stories
      6. Calendar Items
      7. Celebrity News
      8. Chronological Stories
      9. Color Pieces
      10. Columns
      11. Court Stories
      12. Crime Stories
      13. Education Stories
      14. Entertainment Stories
      15. First-Person Stories
      16. Focus Pieces
      17. Follows
        1. Follow-Up Features
      18. Food Features
      19. History Pieces
      20. How-To Articles or Service Journalism
      21. Human-Interest Stories
      22. Labor Disputes
      23. Medical News
      24. Meeting Stories
        1. Government News
      25. Obituaries
        1. Feature Obituaries
      26. Personality Profiles
      27. Political Stories
      28. Press-Release Stories
        1. Calendar Items
        2. Personnel: Appointments, Promotions, Training, Retirement
        3. Personal: Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Reunions
        4. Cause-Promoting Releases
        5. Image-Building Releases
      29. Question-and-Answer Interviews
      30. Religion Stories
      31. Reviews
      32. Science and Health Stories
      33. Seasonal Features
      34. Speech Stories
      35. Sports Stories
      36. Travel Pieces
      37. War Stories
      38. Weather Stories
      39. Suggested Websites
      40. Suggested Readings
  8. Part 3 The Visual Side of Editing
    1. Chapter 9 Writing Headlines, Titles, Captions and Blurbs
      1. Getting People to Read
      2. Copyeditors Are the Most Read Writers
        1. The Laws of Newspaper Readership
        2. Assume the Reader Won’t Read the Story
        3. The Reader’s Favorite Newspaper
        4. Shorter Stories—And More of Them
      3. The Headline-Writing Process
        1. Understanding Headline Orders
        2. Headline Terminology
        3. Headline Mechanics
      4. How to Write the Headline
        1. Headlines That Tell
        2. Headlines That Smell
        3. Headlines That Sell
        4. What to Do If You’re Stuck
      5. Title Heads in Magazines
      6. Headlines and Titles for the Web
      7. Blurbs and Captions
        1. Blurbs
        2. Captions
      8. Suggested Websites
      9. Suggested Readings
    2. Chapter 10 Using Photos, Graphics and Type
      1. Editing for Graphic Appeal
      2. Using Photos
        1. Photographer–Editor Relationships
        2. Editing Decisions
        3. Pictures as Copy
        4. Changing Photo Technology
        5. Taste in Picture Editing
        6. Caption Guidelines
      3. Using Information Graphics
        1. Types of Information Graphics
      4. Using Type
        1. How Type is Measured
        2. Differentiating Typefaces (Fonts)
        3. How to Measure Type from a Printed Page
        4. An Introduction to Leading
        5. The Typography of Headlines
      5. Suggested Websites
      6. Suggested Readings
  9. Part 4 Editing for Different Media
    1. Chapter 11 Editing Newspapers
      1. Editing the Wires
        1. Sources of Wire News
        2. How the Wires Operate
        3. Budgets and Priorities
        4. Editing Wire Stories
      2. Designing the Newspaper
        1. Objectives of Newspaper Design
        2. Newspapers and the Principles of Artistic Design
        3. How to Recognize a Well-Designed Newspaper
        4. Visualizing Total Page Structure
      3. Suggested Websites
      4. Suggested Readings
    2. Chapter 12 Editing Magazines and Newsletters
      1. What Is a Magazine?Magazine Staffing
      2. How Magazine Editing Differs From Newspaper Editing
      3. Magazine Design
        1. Goals of Page Designers
      4. Graphic Styling Alternatives
        1. Body and Headline Typeface Styles
        2. Initial Caps as Ornamentation
        3. Line Spacing or Leading
        4. Blurbs or Type Inserts
        5. Rules
        6. Sidebars or Boxes
        7. Background Screens or Tint Blocks
        8. Picture Styles and Uses
        9. Color
        10. Placement of Advertising
      5. What is a newsletter?
        1. What are the Keys to a Newsletter’s Success?
      6. How to Make Money With a Newsletter
      7. Newsletter Design
      8. Suggested Websites
      9. Suggested Readings
    3. Chapter 13 Editing for the Web
      1. Layers and Links
      2. Online Journalism and Credibility
      3. Other Sources of Information
      4. The Online Editor
      5. The Web’s Importance
      6. Designing for the Web
      7. Online Media and the Future
      8. Suggested Websites
      9. Suggested Readings
    4. Chapter 14 Editing for Broadcast Media
      1. Sources of Copy
      2. Preparation of Copy
      3. Broadcast Style
      4. Taste
      5. Soundbites
      6. Television News
      7. Copy Formats
      8. Suggested Websites
      9. Suggested Readings
    5. Chapter 15 Editing in Other Fields
      1. Job Opportunities in Public Relations and Advertising
      2. Public Relations
      3. Print Advertising
      4. Broadcast Advertising
      5. Jobs in Book Publishing
      6. Suggested Websites
      7. Suggested Readings
  10. Glossary
  11. Credits
  12. Index