City editors aren't the only ones who can benefit from developing their coaching abilities. At a workshop for news editors, writing coach Don Fry explains how copy editors can put the technique to work. And he demonstrates how to do it.
A copy editor changes a lead without first checking with the reporter. The city desk treats the copy desk like proofreaders instead of professionals. Protocols are designed to help the copy desk and the city desk create a more productive environment. Here's a guide to writing one.
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Recruiting top-quality journalists is just half the job of building a strong newsroom. Without professional development, skills stagnate and leaders fail to grow. Watch as Walter Middlebrook of Newsday and Jerry Sass of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as they share their advice on making good hires and developing effective leaders. A handout of ideas to foster diversity is also available. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.
Reporters, assigning editors and copy editors are wired differently, and that can lead to newsroom clashes. Watch as Jacqui Banaszynski, Knight chair for editing at the University of Missouri, offers a path to better working relationships and download her PowerPoint. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.
New technology can enhance the work of editors - and it can obscure their core mission. Watch as John Russial of the University of Oregon and John McIntyre of the Baltimore Sun trace the evolution of the copy desk and offer advice for helping it face tomorrow's challenges. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.
A lot can happen in a few short years. Just look at what's happened in the past 10 years. Watch as Karen Brown Dunlap, Poynter's president; Janet Weaver, managing editor of the Tampa Tribune: Julie Moos, Poynter's online news editor; and Mike Cutler, news director of NewsChannel 5 in Nashville, lead a discussion on the need to adapt to technological changes. It's one of nine sessions at Editing the Future.