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News And Mag Editing Basics

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1. Popular way of organizing news sotries with the most important info at the top of the sotry - followed by supporting details.

2. Concept - Structure - Reporting - Style (creativity) - Presentation - Was it worth saying? Is there relevance/timeliness?

3. Qualified privilege

4. Tells the reader the source of the quote or information.

5. Sast electronic libraries that provide reliable info ro journalists through keyword searches.

6. Used in broadcasting. it frames a story by telling viewers and listeners what to expect.

7. Story budget

8. Do not change anything inside quote marks (Exception: punctuation and spelling) - Never put quote marks around indirect quotes

9. Figure of speech that places a word or prhase in a fresh context to clarify or make point in a creative way. Be on your guard in usage.

10. When is 'that' used?

11. Hypen

12. Appear outside body copy with the title - deck or subhead

13. Aristotle's 3 questions: What does it say? - How well does it say it? - Was it worth saying? [What does it say? Is there a clear focus? Is there a point?] - Theme?

14. Verb forms that behave like nouns - adjectives or adverbs.

15. Coordinating conjunctions

16. Steps in the editing process

17. Visual interest - cosumerism - trends - community - inspiration - twists of fate - great writing.

18. Actual malice

19. Avoid using it unless it's relevant.

20. They are direct (chance for sources to connect w/ readers) - They are nuanced (spokesmen say things particularly)

21. What's the order for attribution?

22. Public editor

23. Publisher/Manager

24. Whites will soon make up...

25. Tape editors

26. Damages

27. Professional language that reporters are prone to use because their sources use it.

28. Correlative conjunctions

29. Usually preferable in news writing because it usually requires fewer wrods and makes it clear who is doing what to whom.

30. Brings news to you

31. Style

32. When is 'who/whoever' used?

33. Cut the copy (quick and to the point) - Be clear - Involve the reader ('How I' approach - 'How you' approach - 'How Jane Doe' approach) - Think useful - Think new or news - Think money

34. What are the 5 key tests of libel?

35. Someone says something unique (revolutionary; news worthy) - Someone says something uniquely (colorful language) - Someone important says something important

36. When is 'which' used?

37. Web blog or Journal style

38. Form of communal email in which people interested in a common topic send messages to a specific online address and receive all other messages sent to that addresses.

39. When should the time element appear?

40. Fair comment and criticism

41. A linked collection of onlin bulletin boards organized into specific topics of interest or 'news groups'.

42. Where do commas and periods go in quotes?

43. Dash

44. Cover = store front - TOC = menu - FOB = appetizer - Feature = entree - BOB = dessert

45. Essential part of credibility - Has to do with someone (not the writer or reporting) re-reporting the factual info - Magazines have more extensive fact checking than newspapers (more time for turnaround) - Fact checkers also called research editors/e

46. Never change anything in direct quotes from a printed source - Always attribute direct quotes from a printed source - Place [sic] immediately following an error from a printed source (Not style - purely factual errors; sic means thus - that's how you

47. News values

48. Adapting stories from print or broadcast to the web.

49. When is 'whom/whomever' used?

50. Libel