Ch 1 Copy editing

Ch 1 Copy editing - Chapter 1 The Copy Editors Role Todays...

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Chapter 1 The Copy Editor’s Role
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Today’s copy editors Are less likely than their predecessors to perform media-specific tasks or to think in narrowly defined media boxes. They perform all the tasks discussed in this book: copy editing, headline writing, layout and design in a variety of media forms.
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Today’s copy editor (cont’d) Copy editors often prepare a story for print, and may add video or audio for broadcast or online. The marketplace has become increasingly fragmented. The challenge to relate to readers in new and exciting ways is stronger than ever.
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More multimedia Although newspapers are expected to be around “for many years to come,” according to our textbook, they will likely look more like a medium that blends text, sounds, still pictures and video though a combination of print and multimedia. Verbal and visual skills of good copy editors will become even more valuable to newsrooms.
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The bridge Copy editors are key bridges between information gatherers and information consumers and will be called upon to perform traditional copy editing tasks PLUS some duties that are now the domain of other news personnel (such as online producers, photo editors).
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Copy editors are the very heart of the media organization, supplying the lifeblood of healthy existence and serving as
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