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Training for Copy Editors!

The Summer Institute for Midcareer Copy Editors will return in 2008 in a new, shorter format, beginning Sunday evening, July 13, and ending Wednesday evening, July 16. The training will be free for the 18 chosen participants, The costs of the hotel room, the opening dinner, breakfasts and a closing barbecue all will be covered. Participants must cover their own travel costs and other expenses.

The institute will still focus both on general editing skills, but will have a stronger online component. Professor Carl Stepp of the University of Maryland will give his views of where the industry is heading in light of the online world. He'll also present his program on "How to Edit When You Don't Have Time." UNC professors Laura Ruel and Ryan Thornburg will run sessions on editing in a multimedia environment. Other sessions will focus on math and graphics, ethics, libel and privacy issues, alternative story forms, taking care of yourself and presenting what you have learned to others in the newsroom. Tom Koetting, deputy managing editor/local news for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will discuss editing projects, and Vince Rinehart, editorial copy desk chief at The Washington Post, will run a session on managing people.

The application is now available. Click here to apply
*note: you cannot save the application, so be sure to print it before you close it!