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Jour275 Newspaper Editing & Layout

"You're an editor, so edit, damn it!" - Ken Meyer

Associate Professor Tony Rogers
Office: Rollins 125/Ph: 968-8165/E-mail: journalism@bucks.edu
Office hours: 9-10 MWF, 8:45-9:30 T-TH
Section 01: 11-12:15 T-TH CENTURION NEWSROOM, ROLLINS 127


BOOKS AND MATERIALS:

Creative Editing for Print Media, by Dorothy Bowles and Diane Borden (buy it used)

The Associated Press Stylebook and Libel Manual (buy it used)
A flash drive


All students will create their own blog or website that they will use to archive the articles they produce. Students will also create an online resume on their website or blog. Each student's website will be evaluated at the end of the semester as part of his/her final grade.

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GRADING: Your final grade will be based on editing exercises and assignments from the textbook, your editing of Centurion articles, and on your layout work for the class and the Centurion. Everyone must be either a full section editor or an assistant editor, and as such must put in as much time as they can helping to produce the paper. This means editing copy on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday, and helping with layout on Thursday afternoons and evenings and possibly Fridays. We will also edit Centurion copy in class. All students will learn to use the QuarkXpress layout program as part of this course.

CLASS SCHEDULE: Once production of the Centurion gets started, the class will be structured as follows: Tuesdays will be devoted to critiquing the paper, going over assignments, discussing issues in editing and doing in-class exercises. Thursdays will be devoted to editing and layout of the Centurion.

QUIZZES: There will be regular AP style quizzes. The quizzes will be open-book, so be sure to bring your AP Stylebook to every class.

There will be a weekly news quiz. Read a newspaper daily - if possible The Philadelphia Inquirer or New York Times - or scan the AP wire. Check the Virtual Newsroom for other news sites.

ABSENCES, TARDINESS: Chronically late and/or absent student will see their grades quickly tank. Attendance will be taken. Late work will be reduced a letter grade.

COLLEGE PLAGIARISM POLICY

ARTICLE/EDITING GRADING STANDARDS

Instructions for posting stories to the Centurion website


IMPORTANT LINKS  
Textbook Editing Exercises About.com Editing Exercises
About.com Editing & AP Style Page About.com AP Style Quizzes
AP STYLE QUIZZES AP STYLE CHEATSHEET

KEY LINKS    
CENTURION EDITOR'S PAGE ATOMIC LEARNING ATOMIC LEARNING - QUARK
EDITTEACH.ORG MESSAGE BOARD COPY DESK.ORG
EDITING STRUCTURE EDITING CHECKLIST HOW DOES A COPY DESK WORK?
CENTURION STYLE SHEET CENTURION

SHORTEN SENTENCES

NEWSWRITING ON DEADLINE

EDITING TIPS AND EXERCISES BOOK WEBSITE
TYPES OF ATTRIBUTION ENTERPRISE EXERCISE  
DICTIONARY.COM REFDESK THE SLOT

Editing Exercises    

U of Central Florida

EDITING EXERCISES EDITING EXERCISES
Pennsbury School Board Criminal Arrested Facebook
McCAIN RALLY SEX ED FALCONVILLE COUNCIL
READING SERIES BREAST CANCER DEBATE

COP EDIT

COURT EDIT

TORNADO EDIT

MASSAGE PARLOR

SHOPLIFTING

SCHOOL BOARD

SMOKING EDIT

PENNSBURY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SUSPECTS FLEE

HUMAN RIGHTS FORUM

WMD

AFRICAN TRIBE

DR. PERKINS

SCHOOL BOARD

SPEECH AT BUCKS

Forum Edit

Forum Edit II

DUI EDIT

Holdup

Domestic Violence

Cycle

Black History Edit

Storyteller Edit

Web Delay Edit

Crash Edit

City Council Edit

AIDS Edit

Budget Edit

Wendy O. Edit

Smoking Edit

Superfudge Edit

Media Day Edit

KTYL Edit

City Council Edit II

BUDGET EDIT II

 

Libel Law

Basics of Libel Law

 

First Amendment

Libel Basics

ELEMENTS OF LIBEL/DEFENSES

Libel Checklist

Libel - Historical Background

Libel Defenses

SPLC on Libel

Times vs. Sullivan

Libel FAQs

How to Avoid Being Burned on a Big Story

   

Editing & Ethics

 

 

Ethical Decision Making - the great philosophers

Legal and Ethical Issues

Photo Manipulation Ethics

Digital Imaging Ethics

Media Ethics magazine

The News Journal Code of Professionalism and Ethics

9/11 - The Falling Man

AP Slideshow - Death of a Marine

AP Slideshow Controversy

When should graphic photos be published?

   

Layout

   

NEWSPAPER DESIGN TIPS

DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS QUARK TUTORIALS

ABOUT.COM QUARK TUTORIALS

 

 


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