Editing Today, 2nd Edition
February 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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
I. THE COPY EDITOR’S JOB.
The Evolution of a News Story.
Life on the Copy Desk.
II. HELPING REPORTERS TELL THEIR STORIES.
Idiom and Syntax.
Editing the Hard-News Story.
Other Ways to Tell the News.
Editing Copy from the Wire Services.
Math and the Journalist.
Editors, Law and Ethics.
III. USING PICTURES, GRAPHICS AND DESIGN.
Editing Photographs and Graphics.
The Basics of Page Design.
Editing and Designing Web Pages.
Loraine M. O’Connell is the Deputy Lifestyle Editor at The Orlando Sentinel, where she has worked since 1985. Her other positions have included metro and national copy editor, wire editor for the Newsfeatures Department, and columnist and feature writer. O’Connell’s work has been published in newspapers across the country, including The Dallas Morning News, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post