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By Cecilia Friend

Contemporary Editing deals journalism scholars a forward-looking advent to information modifying, supplying guideline on conventional newsroom conventions besides a spotlight on rising information structures. This complete textual content offers scholars with a robust figuring out of every little thing an editor does, addressing crucial replica enhancing basics reminiscent of grammar and elegance; editorial selection making; photograph modifying, details pix, and web page layout; and new media methods to storytelling. all through, the ebook specializes in how "the editor’s attitude"—a willing information of reports values, ethics, and audience—comes into play in all features of stories modifying. This new version deals elevated insurance of internet publishing and cellular media, giving scholars good modifying talents for today’s evolving media and information forums.

Features of the 3rd Edition:

-Editing 2.0 boxes speak about the impression of electronic know-how and social media on enhancing.

-Coverage of grammar difficulties and a brand new bankruptcy on operating with numbers supply scholars with a powerful snatch of math and grammar, that are the underpinnings for all writing and editing.

-An emphasis on modifying for brevity prepares scholars to jot down and edit truly and in brief, for print and for the web.

-A bankruptcy at the paintings of headline writing publications scholars via one of many editor’s most crucial projects, and introduces the duty of seek engine optimization.

-Examples of ethics and felony situations exhibit scholars how concerns come up in even the main simple tales, and the way to deal with them.

-Online exercises current extra perform for college kids, without having to buy a workbook.

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On the web, news stories can be disseminated almost immediately. Many websites now display the time of their most recent update to the minute. This gives web news an enormous advantage over older media in handling breaking news, but it also places new demands on web editors. The sheer speed with which online news is gathered, processed and presented means that web editors face unprecedented pressure to publish quickly. That pressure should be measured against a fundamental newsroom principle: It’s better to be right than to be first.

Good ones make it a point to study how news editors, producers and directors make decisions and allocate resources. Editors may have well-defined jobs and tasks, but editing is a much broader concept. It shapes much of what professionals do in every communications field. By studying the basics, media students both sharpen their own skills and gain insight into the larger process of gathering and delivering news and information. This information glut has led editors in every medium to redefine their mission.

The task 11 APPROACHING THE STORY today, most print journalists agree, is not to choose between old and new ways of doing things, but to balance tradition and innovation by making both serve the needs and interests of modern readers. A lot of that innovation involves delivering news online to audiences accessing the web through computers, tablets and mobile devices. Technology: More news and more options While television news was re-creating itself in the 1970s and 1980s via a rush of electronic breakthroughs, print technology was also evolving.

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