CMST 143 Editing Techniques • 3 Cr.
Applies the techniques and responsibilities of newspaper editing. Students practice copy reading and headline writing.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
Write leads and headlines
Refine punctuation, grammar, spelling and proofreading skills to achieve error-free text
Analyze and edit writing for story structure, newsworthiness, consistency and audience-appropriateness
Apply libel laws, ethics and judgment in the editing of newswriting
Recognize and apply the Associated Press (AP) style guidelines in editing news stories
Recognize, critically read and evaluate professional journalistic writing