Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Albom flap

One of the useful things, perhaps, to come out of the Mitch Albom flap in Detroit is a graphic in the Free Press illustrating the overall editing process for the public (although, as noted in the comments section, it does short-sheet copy editors' work, making them sound more like anal technocrats than full contributors to the editing of a story).

If you want the full report on l'affaire Albom, here's the Freep's review.


At 5/17/05, 9:24 PM, Blogger Phillip Blanchard said...

I hope that graphic does not accurately describes what Free Press copy editors do. If I were one of them, I would be mightily insulted.

At 5/18/05, 8:15 AM, Blogger Doug said...

Good point. I was looking at the overall process from the idea of bringing some understanding to the public. But you're right, a lot of what is in (2) should also be in (3). And about that comma after "caption" ...
Was this graphic copy edited?
Considering your point, I think I'll modify my intro graf a bit.


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