In a world where the fastest news can be fact-checked with a simple Google search and edited for typos with Microsoft Office, it seems that copyediting is not necessary. As long as the writer uses spellcheck and has the “AP Stylebook” on hand, there’s nothing to worry about. Why should a newsroom hire copyeditors?
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Posted by Olivia Albers
The articles and stories people have an interest in reading serve the audience instead of the writer. As writers we often become too attached to the words we use and the sentences we craft that it becomes difficult to step back and be objective. In order to write more captivating stories look to your editing process. The job of editors is to “transform basic text into powerful stories (in all media) that persuade people to take action,” said Stefanie Flaxman in 15 Copy Editing Tips That Can Transform Your Content into Persuasive and Shareable Works of Art. Here are ten ways to make your editing process a little less painful.
By Morgan Cannata
We’ve all seen a published photo of a model with a missing limb, pixie stick legs and an all too perfect complexion. With digital technology improving, more possibilities are becoming available. We wonder, just because we can do something, should we?
Julia Bluhm, a fourteen-year-old girl, started a “digital diets” petition against magazines’ Photoshop tactics. She asked Seventeen magazine to “show just one unairbrushed photo spread a month.” Julia said, “her peers are increasingly developing eating disorders and serious body image issues as a result of what they see as unattainable looks.”
Posted by Lizzie Pine
Photo by Billy Frank Alexander
Many journalists swear by the Associated Press Stylebook. They actually self-name it “the journalist’s bible.” This nickname shows how often journalists reference and follow the book. The nickname’s a joke, but does it go too far?
When God is concerned, which do journalists follow: the journalist’s bible or the real Bible?