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CATEGORIES

Checking Facts; Minding Math and Geography

Dealing With Diversity

Writing Sharper Headlines and Cutlines

Working With Graphics, Other Story Forms

Being a Better Editor

Handling Projects

Watching Out for Libel and Privacy

Becoming a Better Manager and Presenter

Watching Your Lifestyle

Other Links

 

Ethics and the copy desk
Now, where are we?
Angel Brooks of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, front, works with Matthew Crowley of The Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Amanda Fite of The Tulsa (Okla.) World in finding errors in graphics and maps.

 

The multimedia future
Matt Eyer of the York (Pa.) Daily Record hears professor Ryan Thornburg discuss online journalism.

 

Understanding Rank Order
Mindy Gonzales (left) of The Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune and Sharon White of The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer demonstrate, through height, that percentile ranking and percent increases don't mean the same thing.

 

Taking a Break
Enjoying ice cream at Maple View Farm are, from left, Brandye Alexander, Linda Houser Tafur, JoAnn Goslin and Eric Williams.

 

Off to the Races
Deborah Gump and Raleigh Mann hold out Grammar Smackdown questions for Gary Miller (left) and Mark Josaitis.
 

Lois Boynton
The joys and oys of ethics (PowerPoint) ('06)
Handout (.doc) ('06)

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Checking Facts; Minding Math and Geography

Barbara Semonche, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Fact-finders Web page ('06)

Phil Meyer, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Getting the Math Right (PowerPoint) ('06)

Frank Fee, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
"The Accurate Copy Editor" ('03)

Cheryl Warren, UNC Department of Geography
Geography Home ('03)

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Dealing With Diversity

Fernando Dovalina, Houston Chronicle (retired)
Diversity Questions ('05)
“Illegal Aliens” and "Illegal Immigrants" ('05)

Aly Colón, Poynter Institute
Reporting in a diverse world ('03)
The 5 W's ('03)
"The Listening Post" ('03)

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Writing Sharper Headlines and Cutlines

Deborah Gump, Ohio University
Headline Help

Kenn Finkel, M&K Consulting Services Inc.
Writing Effective Headlines ('06)

Raleigh Mann, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication (retired)
Cutlines (PDF) ('04)

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Working With Graphics, Other Story Forms

Andy Bechtel, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Exploring New Story Forms (PowerPoint) ('05)

Bill Cloud, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Graphics (Powerpoint) ('06)
Graphic Tips ('03)
ACES '07 - Graphics ('07)
ACES '07 - No Calculators Required - Presentation ('07)
ACES '07 - No Calculators Required - Document ('07)
ACES '07 - Bad Graphic Examples ('07)

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Being a Better Editor

Deborah Gump, Ohio University
How to Run a Grammar Smackdown ('05)

Jan Johnson Yopp, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Grammar Review ('05)

Laura Ruel, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Editing in a multimedia environment ('06)

Carl Sessions Stepp, University of Maryland
Why 'Copyeditor' Should Be One Word ('04)
The RECESS Model for Editing ('04)
An Editor's Checklist ('04)

Kenn Finkel, M&K Consulting Services Inc.
Dealing With Big Stories on the Copy Desk ('04)

Good Editing Will Maintain the Credibility of Newspaper ('04)
The Last Refuge of Insecure Reporters ('04)
Eliminating Sophomoric Sports Leads ('04)
If You Call Games Wars, What Do You Do When You Get Real One?
Why Don't We Edit Wire Copy?

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Handling Projects

Thomas Koetting, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Editing the Project Piece and Series ('04)

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Watching Out for Libel and Privacy

Dr. Arati Bechtel, News & Observer
Libel Issues (PowerPoint) ('06)
Privacy Issues (PowerPoint) ('06)

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Becoming a Better Manager and Presenter

Tom Bowers, Dean, UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Sharing What You've Learned (PowerPoint) ('06)

Vincent Rinehart, Washington Post
Managing Your Desk (PowerPoint) ('06)
Management (.doc) ('06)

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Watching Your Lifestyle

Alyson Breisch, Duke University Health and Nursing Ministries
Taking Care of Yourself (PowerPoint) ('06)
Helpful Web Sites
Computer Workstation Ergonomic Tips (.doc)
('06)

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Other Links

National Fellowships for Copy Editors archive

Deborah Gump, Ohio University
Editing Resources for Students, Professors and Professionals

For other training opportunities, go to JournalismTraining.org.

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