Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers, 3e

By Anthony R. Fellow, Thomas Clanin  •  
 2007  
•  328
 Pages
Loose-leaf
Format • 
Print ISBN  9780895827241
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$87.59

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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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What's New in this Edition
About the Authors
Instructor Resources
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.
What's New in this Edition
  • 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.
About the Authors

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 he 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.

Instructor Resources

The Instructor's Manual contains:

    • a book introduction
    • syllabus
    • project instructions
    • chapter quizzes
    • chapter quiz answers
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