Thursday, September 01, 2005

Editing - not just a "print" problem

I teach an editing class required of both print and broadcast students, so I'm always on the lookout for examples of where broadcasters find that in this new-media world, editing suddenly is something they must think about.

The latest (thanks to Nicole Stockdale for the pointer) is from the BBC:

A bumper postbag this week after I asked what the main challenges were for BBC journalism, and what you thought we did well and where we mucked up.

I'll come on to some of the other themes, but a common thread was irritation at the quality of the sub-editing on this site - bad grammar, poor spelling, nonsense paragraphs.

Read more.

Nicole also points to a Poynter column that got by in the rush of the first weeks of class. Mervin Block details how broadcast networks mangle the language.

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