Sep 23, 2023  
2018-19 Catalog 
2018-19 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMST 143 - Editing Techniques

3 CR

Applies the techniques and responsibilities of newspaper editing. Students practice copy reading and headline writing.

Course Outcomes
  • 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


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