Subediting and Production for Journalists
Print, Digital & Social, 2nd Edition
Routledge – 2014 – 192 pages
The new edition of Subediting and Production for Journalists is a concise, up-to-date and readable introduction to the skills of subediting for newspapers, magazines and websites. It describes how subediting had developed, from the early days of printing to the modern era of computers, the internet, and headlines by phone and explains clearly what the sub now has to do.
Using practical examples from newspapers, magazines and websites Subediting for Journalists introduces the various techniques involved in subediting from cutting copy to writing captions and cover lines.
List of Figures Acknowledgements Authors' Note 1. Introduction 2. Working Methods 3. House styles 4. Correcting mistakes 5. Subbing news and features 6. Editing quotes and letters 7. Writing headlines, etc. 8. Checking pictures and writing captions 9. Proofreading 10. Leagal and ethical problems for subeditors 11. Understanding production 12. Publishing technology 13. Website subbing Glossary of terms used in journalism Further reading Appendix 1: Bulletin style guide Appendix 2: Billy the Kid, the left-handed gunman who wasn't Appendix 3: British proof correction symbols Appendix 4: US proof correction symbols Index
Tim Holmes is a Lecturer in Journalism at Cardiff University. His previous publications include Inside the Magazine (2007) and he is a contributor to Writing for Journalists (Second Edition, 2008).
Glyn Mottershead is a Professional Tutor in newspaper journalism at Cardiff University. A former newspaper reporter and sub editor, Glyn has worked on a range of regional newspapers covering beats including crime, health and local government. He moved into feature writing before moving over to the subs’ desk to work as splash and then production sub in both news and magazines/supplements.