‘Downward sprial’ for Denver Post copy editing?
Earlier this week, Denver Post Editor Gregory Moore explained how the newspaper plans to spread copy-editing duties throughout the newsroom after it eliminates the copy editing desk and reassigns the remaining editors to individual desks.
Under the old system, Moore said, a story often would be read six or seven times. Now it will be two or three, perhaps more if it’s a big, high-stakes story.
For this to work, staff will have to be trained on a variety of skills, such as writing headlines for print and the Web and, of course, copy editing.
The day before my story was published, this headline ran in the paper:
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