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ERIC Number: ED070076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 267
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The Art of Editing the News.
McGiffert, Robert C.
This textbook provides the journalism student with a practical demonstration of copyreading. Reporters' copy is shown first untouched and then as it undergoes improvements in clarity, effectiveness, and news style. Using many examples of copy from student newspapers and stories written by students for reporting and editing courses, as well as copy from commercial newspapers, the author discusses the editor's work and what his qualifications must be. The author then discusses some of the editor's intellectual and moral concerns--libel, ethics and fairness, editorializing, and editing the editorial. The student is also told how to deal with leads, story organization, content, backgrounding, quotations, attribution, clarity of language, cutlines, headlines, and cutting for space. The last chapter speculates on the future of such technological advances as photocomposition and computer applications to editorial work and their effects on the operations of the copy desk. (Author/DI)
Chilton Book Co., 401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 ($8.95)
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