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Editing for the web: discussion notes for journalism instructors

February 3, 2009 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: editing, JPROF, news web sites, web journalism.

These notes are designed for editing instructors who want to conduct a section on editing for the web or online journalism instructors who want to teach their students about the special considerations for editing for a news web site. An example of taking a “for print” story and making it into a “for the web” • Read More »

All editors want the same things — and they’re not getting them

September 16, 2008 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: editing.

Lynn Worsham writes a brief, excellent article in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education on the main complaints scholarly journal editors have about working with authors. Worsham is editor of JAC, a quarterly journal of rhetoric, writing, culture and politics. Many of the complaints she describes are echoed by editors in other realms: Inappropriate submissions • Read More »