Thurs., Jan. 26, 2-5 p.m.
Copy Editing — Joanna Hernandez — Room 430
Copy editing in an ever-changing media landscape remains core to good journalism. The platform doesn’t lower the bar for editing standards. Copy editing enforces consistency, accuracy and fairness. However increasingly, journalists are expected to post stories directly online that have not been copy edited. And out of necessity, journalists are being asked to peer edit their colleagues’ work. In this three-hour workshop, learn how to self-edit; catch grammar, spelling and style mistakes; and produce clear, readable copy for publication. We’ll also go over SEO and how to optimize headlines and content. Joanna Hernandez is Director of Diversity Initiatives at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she has taught Craft of Journalism. She has more than 20 years experience of professional editing experience and formerly was a multiplatform editor at The Washington Post.