ERIC Number: ED117714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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Creative News Editing. Second Edition.
Crowell, Alfred A.
Designed to teach college students how to edit, this book provides an overview of skills required to produce the newspaper, emphasizing the editing of copy, the writing of headlines, and layout and production techniques. The author discusses several theories about how to edit newspapers; the importance of staff organization on metropolitan dailies, medium-sized dailies, and small-town papers; the role of the editor-in-chief; different views of what constitutes standard English; picture cropping; the introduction of cathode ray tubes and optical character readers; the function of headlines; and the preparation of copy obtained from the news wires. Special attention is given to technological advancements that are being implemented by the newspapers, and the production of newsmagazines is covered. A glossary of newspaper terminology and a bibliography are appended. (RB)
Descriptors: Editing, Graphic Arts, Higher Education, Journalism, Layout (Publications), Newspapers, Photography, Printing, Production Techniques, Staff Utilization, Technological Advancement
William C. Brown Company Publishers, 2460 Kerper Boulevard, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 ($9.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
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