Subediting and Production for Journalists

Print, Digital & Social

By Wynford Hicks, Tim Holmes

© 2002 – Routledge

192 pages

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Paperback: 9780415240857
pub: 2002-06-20
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Hardback: 9780415240840
pub: 2002-06-20
US Dollars$130.00

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About the Book

Subediting for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers and magazines. It describes how subediting has developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers and the web, and explains clearly what the sub now has to do.

Using practical examples from newspapers and magazines, Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing cover lines. It includes:

*house style explained with model stylebook provided

*examples of bad journalistic English such as misused clichés and pronoun confusion

*subbing news and features for sense and style

*editing quotes and readers' letters

*projecting copy by writing headlines and standfirsts

*checking pictures and writing captions

*principles and methods of proofreading

*making copy legally safe

*understanding production and using software packages

*website subbing

*a glossary of journalistic terms and suggestions for further reading


'This is a good book. It's readable, written by people who are clearly well-informed.' - Roy Johnson, Mantex

About the Series

Media Skills

The Media Skills series provides concise and thorough introductions to a rapidly changing media landscape. Each book is written by media and journalism lecturers or experienced professionals and is a key resource for a particular industry. Offering helpful advice and information and using practical examples from print, broadcast and digital media, as well as discussing ethical and regulatory issues, Media Skills books are essential guides for students and media professionals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies