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News And Mag Editing Basics

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1. Basic situations in Invasion of privacy






2. Web sites must be easy to...






3. Control Ethnocentrism (your own country and culture is better than others) - Altruistic Democracy: politicians should serve the public good not own interests - Responsible Capitalism: open competition among business will create better world - Small-t






4. What are the 5 key tests of libel?






5. Design/layout editors






6. 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.






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






8. Convergence of media






9. Fair comment and criticism






10. Execution (technique - creativity - etc.)






11. Grammar






12. This may be appropriate to emphasize the details of the action rather than the one who is responsible.






13. Managing editor






14. When is 'who/whoever' used?






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






16. Style






17. 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






18. What's an efficient approach to copy editing?






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






20. Executive producer






21. How broadcasters write stories. Leads are shorter in length and they are in the present tense.






22. 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.






23. Editors such purge copy of these trite - overused expressions. Ex: sweet as sugar






24. Steps in the editing process






25. What protects journalistics & how?






26. Timeliness - Proximity - Prominence - Consequence - Rarity - Human Interest






27. Dash






28. Loopwhole journalism






29. Damages






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






31. What's the key to plural possessives?






32. When should references to someone's heritage - gender - sexuality or disability be included?






33. When is 'whom/whomever' used?






34. Editors must be able to idenify this in stories that can result in imnbalance or offensive langugage.






35. Brings news to you






36. Why are accuracy problems magnified at the local level?






37. What's the exception to the order of attribution?






38. A personal story rather than general.






39. What are the standards of a copy editor?






40. When are commas used?






41. What are the types of verbals?






42. Web sites need...






43. Where should attribution go?






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






45. Publisher/Manager






46. Letters to/from editor - Letters from readers - Calendars - Q & A - Cartoons - quotes - Shopping guides






47. A statement of purpose that identifies the specific editorial focus of the magazine - who the intended readers are and a definition of its personality






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






49. Hypen






50. News values