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Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers, 3e

By: 
Anthony R. Fellow, Thomas Clanin
Copyright: 
©2007
Suggested Student Price: 
$87.59
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Pages: 
328
Product Code: 
7241
ISBN-13: 
9780895827241
Product Format: 
Loose-leaf

Copy Editors Handbook represents an accumulation of many years of professional copy desk work and teaching copy editing courses by the authors at the university level. It provides the novice with the nuts and bolts of copy editing and page design. It further assists the beginner by offering a step-by-step approach to editing and design. This workbook offers practical exercises at the conclusion of each chapter. Additional exercises for the student to download and edit are available. The handbook covers the area of writing and language skills, including spelling, grammar, trite expressions, wordiness, and redundancies. It is organized in an easy-reference format of thirteen chapters that cover all areas of editing stories, writing headlines, using and editing pictures, and designing infographics and pages. The workbook is an excellent handbook for professionals.

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Features

  • The handbook covers the area of writing and language skills, including spelling, grammar, trite expressions, wordiness, and redundancies. 
  • Organized in an easy-reference format of thirteen chapters that cover all areas of editing stories, writing headlines, using and editing pictures, and designing infographics and pages.
  • The workbook is an excellent handbook for professionals.

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  • The Instructor's Manual contains:
    • a book introduction
    • syllabus
    • project instructions
    • chapter quizzes
    • chapter quiz answers

About the Author

Anthony R. Fellow

Anthony R. Fellow, Ph.D., is professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton, where he served as chair of the Department of Communications and the Department of Radio-TV-Film.  He was a daily newspaper reporter and editor for ten years before receiving his doctorate from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, where was an adjunct professor for five years.  He is author of American Media History and teaches courses in media history and law, communications research, international communications and theory and literature of communications. 

Thomas Clanin

Tom Clanin, M.A, is professor of communications at California State University, Fullerton. He worked as a photographer, reporter, copy editor and news editors for 26 years before starting a second career as a college professor. His journalism work has been honored by Society of News Design, California Newspaper Publisher Association, Orange County Press Club and Pacific Coast Press Club. He was named Journalism Educator of the Year, Four-Year University Division, by the California Journalism Education Coalition and is fellow of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Institute for Journalism Excellence.  He is co-author of “News Writing in a Multimedia World” and teaches courses in writing, editing, media ethics, and media history.

What's New in this Edition

New to this edition of Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers, 3e

  • The third edition has been updated to address the rapidly changing technology in today's newsrooms as well as ethical problems that have plagued many newspapers.

Table of Contents

Contents

Part I: Understanding the Editorial Process

Chapter 1: Working on the Desk

Chapter 2: Understanding News Judgment

Part II: Editing Words

Chapter 3: Editing for Grammar

Chapter 4: Editing for Precision and Accuracy

Chapter 5: Editing for Language

Chapter 6: Editing for Style

Chapter 7: Selecting and Editing Wire Service Copy

Chapter 8: Editing for Legal and Ethical Issues

Part III: Editing Visuals

Chapter 9: Writing Headlines with Impact

Chapter 10: Using Pictures

Chapter 11: Creating and Using Infographics

Chapter 12: Designing Pages

Chapter 13: Words and Images on the Web

Appendix A: Glossary of Newspaper Terms

Appendix B: Glossary of Confusing Words

Proofreaders Marks

Index

Student Resources

Resources

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Ch 1 Exe 1 Reporters vs Copy Editors
Ch 1 Exe 2 The Newsroom
Ch 10 Exe 1 Cropping Photos
Ch 10 Exe 2 Two Photo Layout
Ch 10 Exe 3 Three Photo Layout
Ch 10 Exe 4 Parole Sweep
Ch 11 Exe 1 Finding Infographics
Ch 11 Exe 2 Weather Infographics
Ch 11 Exe 3 Chart Junk
Ch 11 Exe 4 Paying for Law School
Ch 11 Exe 5 What's on your Mind
Ch 11 Exe 6 Obesity Rates
Ch 11 Exe 7 City Budget
Ch 12 Exe 1 10-year-old Hero
Ch 12 Exe 1 Design Exercises
Ch 12 Exe 10 Biker Homecoming
Ch 12 Exe 11 Boy Scout
Ch 12 Exe 12 Bullies
Ch 12 Exe 13 Cell Phones
Ch 12 Exe 14 Child Dies
Ch 12 Exe 15 Childcare
Ch 12 Exe 16 Chimpanzee
Ch 12 Exe 17 Church - Homeless
Ch 12 Exe 18 Coyotes
Ch 12 Exe 19 Deputies on TV
Ch 12 Exe 2 American Idol Story
Ch 12 Exe 20 Downtown Church
Ch 12 Exe 21 Firefighters
Ch 12 Exe 22 Gnatcatchers
Ch 12 Exe 23 Group Home
Ch 12 Exe 24 Hillside Church
Ch 12 Exe 25 Landfill Purchase OKd
Ch 12 Exe 26 Marijuana Seized
Ch 12 Exe 27 Nature Trail
Ch 12 Exe 28 Newsroom Bugged
Ch 12 Exe 29 Owl
Ch 12 Exe 3 Anti-terror Unit
Ch 12 Exe 30 Pet Adoption
Ch 12 Exe 31 Poodle
Ch 12 Exe 32 River
Ch 12 Exe 33 September 11 Mural
Ch 12 Exe 34 Sex Offender
Ch 12 Exe 35 Stables
Ch 12 Exe 36 Strip Club
Ch 12 Exe 37 Teen's Trial
Ch 12 Exe 38 Used Cars
Ch 12 Exe 39 Watertight Hobby
Ch 12 Exe 4 Arbor Day Story
Ch 12 Exe 40 Woman Sentenced
Ch 12 Exe 5 Arbor Day
Ch 12 Exe 6 Armory Arts Center
Ch 12 Exe 7 Autism
Ch 12 Exe 8 Belly Dancing
Ch 12 Exe 9 Big Rigs
Ch 13 Exe 1 Developing Links
Ch 13 Exe 2 Critiquing the Media
Ch 13 Exe 3 Taliban Trouble
Ch 13 Exe 4 Earthquake Strikes
Ch 13 Exe 5 Journalist Returns
Ch 13 Exe 6 Liens Filed
Ch 2 Exe 1 Defining News
Ch 2 Exe 2 Grading the News
Ch 2 Exe 3 More on Grading the News
Ch 3 Exe 1
Ch 3 Exe 10 Story Editing
Ch 3 Exe 2 Pronouns
Ch 3 Exe 3 Nouns and Pronouns
Ch 3 Exe 4 Verb Forms
Ch 3 Exe 5 Verb Agreement
Ch 3 Exe 6 More on Verb Agreement
Ch 3 Exe 7 Still More on Verb Agreement
Ch 3 Exe 8 Punctuation and Grammar
Ch 3 Exe 9 More Punctuation and Grammar
Ch 4 Exe 1 Using Numbers
Ch 4 Exe 2 Word Usage
Ch 4 Exe 3 Miami Officer Slain
Ch 4 Exe 4 Glennville Council Salaries
Ch 4 Exe 5 Train Crash
Ch 4 Exe 6 Bogata Bombing
Ch 4 Exe 7 Best Tasting Water
Ch 5 Exe 1 Awkward Writing
Ch 5 Exe 2 Michigan Politics
Ch 5 Exe 3 Tenn Acquitted
Ch 5 Exe 4 Traffic Accident
Ch 5 Exe 5 Drug Dealer
Ch 6 Exe 1 Word Usage
Ch 6 Exe 2 More Word Usage
Ch 6 Exe 3 Hyphenation
Ch 6 Exe 4 More Hyphenation
Ch 6 Exe 5 Minimum Wage Bill
Ch 6 Exe 6 Bomb Scare
Ch 6 Exe 7 Fault Line
Ch 7 Exe 1 Taliban Trouble
Ch 7 Exe 2 Earthquake Strikes
Ch 7 Exe 3 Journalist Returns
Ch 7 Exe 4 Water Use
Ch 7 Exe 5 Landfill
Ch 7 Exe 6 Liens Filed
Ch 8 Exe 1 Libel
Ch 8 Exe 2 Case Studies
Ch 8 Exe 3 Manslaughter
Ch 8 Exe 4 Felony
Ch 8 Exe 5 Alpine Shooting
Ch 9 Exe 1 Evaluating Headlines
Ch 9 Exe 2 Miami Officer Slain
Ch 9 Exe 3 Glennville Council Salaries
Ch 9 Exe 4 Train Crash
Ch 9 Exe 5 Bogota Bombing
Ch 9 Exe 6 Best Tasting Water
Ch 9 Exe 7 Briefs
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Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-1, Lion Yawns
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-2, Delores Huerta
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-2, John Mendoza
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-3, San Bernardino Fire 1
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-3, San Bernardino Fire 2
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-3, San Bernardino Fire 3
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 1 At Table
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 2 In Handcuffs
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 3 Motel Park
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 4 Guns Drawn
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 5 Drug
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 6 Black Box
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 7 Handcuff Man
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 10-4, Parole Sweep 8 Put In Van
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1A, American Idol
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1B, American Idol
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1C, American Idol
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1D, American Idol
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1E, Armory Arts
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1F, Arbor Day
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1G, Belly Dancing
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1H, Firefighters Map
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1I, Pet Adoption
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1J, Owl
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1K, Poodle
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1L, River Horseback Riding
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1M, September 11 Mural
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1N, Strip Club
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1O, 10-Year-Old Hero
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1P, Used Car Map
Copy Editor's Handbook Exercise 12-1Q, Woman Sentenced