PRINT JOURNALISM II- Editing & its Concepts

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Slide 1BJMCPrint Journalism II- 24203PRINT JOURNALISM IIBy: Ayushi Sachdeva Assistant Professor TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Sector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75Affiliated Institution of G.G.S.IP.U, DelhiEditing & its Concepts TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75EDITINGEditing is a multi farious job which is very difficult to define. It includes:Selection of the copyTaking out grammatical correctionsImproving the expressionChecking the facts and figuresAdjusting the lengthDeciding the display or placementPutting the headlinesAnd so many other things which will make it a perfect copy. TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75Editing is a process of preparing any language, image or sound for presentation through correction(spelling, quotation, grammar, and capitalization), condensation (to make it short) and organization (intro., 5W and 1H, inverted pyramid style) and other modifications.In other words editing is a stage of writing process in which a writer strives to improve the news item by corrective errors and by making words and sentences more precise and effective.The selection and correction of a news story is called its editing. Editing is putting a news story in a required shape and size.Editing involves minor changes and minor revision. Editing improves the story but without making major changes.It is made sure that the words are spelled correctly, language is used properly, punctuation is at the right place and spelling is accurate.The main consideration in editing is to tell the story in the fewest words possible and also the story should be clear and accurate. TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75MEANING OF EDITINGPreparing a piece of writing for publication.Normally a piece written by another person.Publication may be a book, newspaper or other periodical (magazine).Doing a work of planning and directing the publication.Planning involvesLength or size of the itemNature of itemDisplay of itemTime taken in editingProcess of editingArranging for tools of editingDirecting involvesIssuing necessary instructions to subordinate staffMonitoring the work assigned to themInteracting with the production staffControlling the quality of publication TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75TOOLS OF EDITINGMechanical toolsPenPencilComputerEditing machines.etc.Human toolsEditorsEducationIntelligenceWisdomKnowledge SensibilityCapabilityMotivation TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75NEED FOR EDITING Shortage of spaceExperienced/inexperienced staffDeadlines TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75Editing requires focusing on the content of the text. The key goals are to check that the text:: flows logically: is coherent and consistent: forms a meaningful whole: is clearly expressed: is accurate in the information it provides: has an appropriate tone: is concise: makes its purpose clear: is targeted towards the reader TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75SUGGESTED READINGSA. Saxena Fundamentals of Reporting & Editing M V Kamath Modern JournalismM L Stein and Susan F. Peterno The News Writers Handbook George A Hough News Writing Jan R. Hakemulder, Ray Ac de Jonge, News Reporting and Editing P.P. Singh M K Joseph Basic Source Material for News WritingWainwright David Journalism made Simple, Hohnberg John The Professional Journalist TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75 THANKYOU TRINITY INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIESSector 9, Dwarka Institutional Area, New Delhi-75