Here’s a quote from Tim McGuire at Arizona State on copy editing in the new world. The whole thing is worth a read- with several tips on how it can/should/must be handled at newspapers. Quote from lecture after the jump.
I don’t want to end this entry without addressing the role journalism education has to play in addressing this problem. I talked to Dean Christopher Callahan this afternoon about editing. He pointed with pride to the fact that when we redesigned the curriculum a couple of years ago here at the Cronkite School we required editing for all students. There are other schools who do this, but not all. The problem for all of us in a changing journalistic environment is that there are so many new demands that some of the old skills get cut because we can offer only so many journalism classes.