News Editing: Introduction
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News editing is about journalism - news lists, diaries and planning. It’s also about management and people skills.
This course covers all journalistic aspects of being a news editor, as well as equipping you for a managerial role and developing your people skills. The course also looks at you as a manager and how you can become a really effective team leader.
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Your coverage (5 topics)
- How to plan news coverage for a magazine or newspaper
- Identifying weak areas of coverage
- Turning a story round for your publication
- Dealing with late-breaking stories
- Ensuring you have a steady flow of story ideas presented to you
The news editor’s role on your publication (4 topics)
- What is expected of you as news editor?
- Defining your role
- A look at you as leader and manager
- Managing your time effectively
Budgets (2 topics)
- How to win a realistic budget
- How to stick to that budget
Getting the most from your team (2 topics)
- How to ensure you have a clear understanding of the skills, abilities, problems and concerns of each member of your team
- How to ensure they trust and value you as their leader
Forward planning (4 topics)
- How to make sure your know what story generating diary events are coming up and that you have them covered
- How to anticipate news
- Controlling the diary and choosing the right reporter
- Deciding which stories to cover
Commissioning a detailed brief (2 topics)
- How to get what you want from reporters, feature writers and photographers
- How to handle the situation if you don't get the story you want
Editing copy (2 topics)
- When should you edit a piece of unsatisfactory copy yourself and when should you hand it back for additional work?
- Editing a news piece effectively
Keeping ahead of rivals (3 topics)
- Keeping reporters keen and sharp
- The role of the news meeting
- Finding off-diary stories