Copyreading/Editing

Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2018

Course Description:

— You will learn how to effectively use reference texts and The
Associated Press Stylebook.
— You will gain a high regard for accuracy and fairness.
— You will learn how to edit text to create sharp leads, tight prose,
clear text and organized copy.
— You will develop a sensitivity to and recognition of weak leads,
faulty transition, poor story structure, inadequacy of stories,
redundancies, sensationalism and appropriate treatment of material in
stories.

Required Texts:

“Copycrafting: Editing for Journalism Today” by Kenneth R. Rosenauer
“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

Syllabus: 

Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2015

Course Description:

A workshop in which students receive editing and headline-writing experience of the type they would receive in a daily newspaper newsroom. The emphasis is on practical application, with deadlines and demands for accuracy in a job that is consistently in demand.

Required Texts:

-“Copycrafting: Editing for Journalism Today” by Kenneth R. Rosenauer
-“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

Syllabus: 

Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2014

Course Description:

A workshop in which students receive editing and headline-writing experience of the type they would receive in a daily newspaper newsroom. The emphasis is on practical application, with deadlines and demands for accuracy in a job that is consistently in demand.

Required Texts:

-“Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers” by Anthony R. Fellow and Thomas N. Clanin, 4th edition
-“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2012

Course Description:

A workshop in which students receive editing and headline-writing experience of the type they would receive in a daily newspaper newsroom. The emphasis is on practical application, with deadlines and demands for accuracy in a job that is consistently in demand.

Required Texts:

“Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers” by Anthony R. Fellow and Thomas N. Clanin, 3rd edition
“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

Syllabus: 

Katherine A. Morris, Copyreading/Editing, Fall 2013

Course Description:

A workshop in which students receive editing and headline-writing experience of the type they would receive in a daily newspaper newsroom. The emphasis is on practical application, with deadlines and demands for accuracy in a job that is consistently in demand.

Required Texts:

“Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers” by Anthony R. Fellow and Thomas N. Clanin, 4th edition
“The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual”

Syllabus: 
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