Sub Editing for Journalists

Described as “the last line of defence”, sub-editors are the ones who know about fluidity, grammar and quotations and play a vital role on whether a story is read or ignored. This course will give you an overview into the roles of a sub-editor, as well as, a range of skills in editing, preparing, placing and producing a news story for online and print...

Taught by: Stephen Rayner.

Description

Described as “the last line of defence”, sub-editors are the ones who know about fluidity, grammar and quotations and play a vital role on whether a story is read or ignored. This course will give you an overview into the roles of a sub-editor, as well as, a range of skills in editing, preparing, placing and producing a news story for online and print.

This course has been designed to give you the confidence to sub news and prepare you for the competitive world of work as a sub-editor.

Topics Covered

  • Subbing stories down to a nib (news in brief)
  • Creating an effective, eye-catching fact box
  • The difference between lead and down-page stories
  • Sub-editing in Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to sub-editing in Adobe InDesign
  • Placing text and images on an InDesign page
  • Basic photo editing in Adobe Photoshop
  • Writing headlines
  • Writing standfirsts
  • Captions and pull-out quotes
  • Producing a simple page

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Appreciate the value of news stories and edit them to fit
  • Edit text in appropriate newspaper style
  • Present news and images effectively on a printed page

Who Should Attend
Journalists and students wishing to learn how to sub-edit to the British standard.

Level
Beginner.

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to increase your Adobe proficiency with Adobe InDesign: Intermediate or build your online presence with Social Media for Journalists.

Tutor information

After many years in local newspapers, as reporter, production editor, group chief sub-editor and editor Stephen Rayner now works as a sub-editor for two national newspapers.  For three years he has also been an associate lecturer in newspaper production and sub-editing to MA students at the London College of Communication. 

Materials

Please bring a USB stick to save your work and a notebook and pen.

Details for booking

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