Editing Today

ISBN-10: 0813813069
ISBN-13: 9780813813066
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/20/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 261
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

In this era of media convergence, the second edition of Editing Today continues the evolutionary transformation of Martin L. Gibson 's classic Editing in the Electronic Era, introducing prospective journalists to the basics of editing and design by following a true story through these processes at a major newspaper, on the newspaper 's Web desk, and on its TV outlet. Readers are guided through the fundamentals of editing both words and layout with contemporary software.Expanded and updated sections address pagination, verifying information, grammar, wordiness, editing the hard-news story, telling the news in other ways, copyright law, design, Photoshop, page layout, and Web design. Through more photos, more examples, and more compelling design, the textbook and workbook of Editing Today, 2nd Edition effectively prepare journalism students and working professionals for the challenges of editing and designing in this era of media convergence. The related Editing Today Workbook, Second Edition, provides practical exercises to sharpen student skills.Editing Today, Second Edition is a first-class textbook for students and faculty in journalism and mass communication programs and a comprehensive reference for professional journalists

Introduction
The Copy Editor's Job
The Evolution of a News Story
Life on the Copy Desk
Helping Reporters Tell Their Stories
Grammar
Punctuation
Idiom and Syntax
Editing the Hard-News Story
Other Ways to Tell the News
Editing Copy from the Wire Services
Math and the Journalist
Writing Headlines
Editors, Law and Ethics
Using Pictures, Graphics and Design
Typography
Editing Photographs and Graphics
The Basics of Page Design
Editing and Designing Web Pages
Appendixes
Index

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