Copy Editing What I Have Learned. Tara Lafemina. Improving Boring Stories. Working on leads and headlines can make or break a story. Working on these skills was never emphasized in other classes. Fact Checking. It is extremely important for a copy editor to take this seriously. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Copy Editing What I have learned How it will be useful
Copy EditingWhat I Have Learned
Improving Boring StoriesWorking on leads and headlines can make or break a story.Working on these skills was never emphasized in other classes.
Fact CheckingIt is extremely important for a copy editor to take this seriously.Most of the blame would be put on the copy editor if facts are inaccurate, which would be disastrous.
News ValuesThe importance of knowing about news values could help me move up the career ladder.Make better articles, better ideas, more money.
Google.comLegal ProblemsCopy editor is the last line of defense that a publication runs through.
Once again, the blame would go on to the copy editor.
Google.comCopy Editor QualitiesJudgmentFast LearningCuriosityObjectiveBest Writer
Google.comKeeping A ReputationNews world today is often divided.
People no longer trust the media.
We have to realize how different news outlets slant their criteria depending upon their audience.
Google.comFine Line of EthicsBad headlines may insult people.
Ethics may lead to slant of the publication or newscast.
Playing safe in the newsroom, even if it means leaving out important stories, is not frowned upon.
Google.comReview of AP StyleIt is important to know AP style when going into the journalism field.Even if I do not use this particular style when I have a career, it is experience in learning how to follow a certain style.
Google.comConclusion Copy editing is a useful tool for everyone to have, regardless of which field they enter.Knowing how the media runs is an essential in being a well-educated individual.