Editing Across Media.

Editing Across Media. Content and Process for Print and Online Publication.

Edited by Ross F. Collins, professor of communication, North Dakota State University, Fargo.

About the contributors

Introduction and editor
Ross F. Collins

Ross F. Collins is a professor of communication at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and senior editor for the North Dakota Institute for Regional Studies Press. A former newspaper photographer, copy editor and public relations practitioner, he has taught editing since 1985. Collins has published or edited four books and many scholarly articles. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and American Copy Editors Society. Collins received a Ph.D. in history with a journalism emphasis from the University of Cambridge, Britain. Collins also wrote the chapter sidebars and vocabulary.

Chapter One: Editing Across Media.
Margot Opdycke Lamme

Meg Lamme is an associate professor in the Department of Advertising & Public Relations at the University of Alabama, where she teaches public relations courses, including public relations writing. She has more than 15 years of public relations experience in government, nonprofit and corporate sectors, and has been accredited in public relations (APR) since 2001. Her research focuses on public relations history, and she currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Review, American Journalism and Journalism History.

Chapter Two: Editing Begins with the Writer.
Mavis Richardson

Mavis Richardson is an assistant professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where she teaches journalism and public relations writing courses. Before going into teaching, she worked for more than 12 years as an assistant news editor for a weekly newspaper in North Dakota. She received her Ph.D. in mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

Chapter Three: Think like an Editor.
Deneen Gilmour

Deneen Gilmour is an assistant professor of print/online journalism at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has taught editing, writing and convergence journalism for ten years, and has published a number of scholarly articles about convergence media. Before returning for graduate study,  Gilmour spent 16 years as a daily newspaper reporter and editor. She holds a Ph.D. in communication from North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Chapter Four: Editors, Ethics and the Law.
Paulette D. Kilmer

Paulette D. Kilmer graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign with a doctorate in media studies. She teaches reporting, introductory research methods, media ethics and communication history at the University of Toledo, Ohio, where she is a full professor. Besides contributing chapters to books and entries to encyclopedias, she has written two books, journal articles, and conference papers.

Chapter Five: Headlines and Headings.
Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts has been writing headlines since he was 14, when he became sports editor of the weekly in his hometown of Jacksonville, Ala. He has been a reporter and editor since then at newspapers in Alabama and South Carolina. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of South Carolina, where he taught advanced editing. He now teaches editing (among other classes) at his undergraduate alma mater, the University of Alabama. He is co-author with Jay Black of Doing Ethics in Media: Theories and Practical Applications, 2011.

Chapter Six: Typography Then and Now.
Jim Martin

Jim Martin is a professor of journalism at the University of North Alabama, Florence, where he teaches copy editing, communication law and ethics, and various news writing courses. He is the former editor and publisher of a weekly newspaper and a national religious monthly. From 2005-2010 he was editor of American Journalism, the journal of the American Journalism Historians Association. He holds a Ph.D. in journalism from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Chapter Seven: The Visual Editor.
William E. Huntzicker and Ross F. Collins

William E. Huntzicker has been a reporter and editor for the Miles City, Mont., Star and the Minneapolis Associated Press. He has written numerous articles and a book on nineteenth-century journalism. He has taught history, reporting, photography and publications editing at several universities, including St. Cloud, Minn., State University, the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.

Chapter Eight: Beginning the Design Process.
Amy Mattson Lauters

Amy Mattson Lauters is an assistant professor of mass communications at Minnesota State University, Mankato. A former print journalist and freelance designer, Lauters is also editor or author of two books: The Rediscovered Writings of Rose Wilder Lane, Literary Journalist, and More than a Farmer’s Wife: Voices of American Farm Women 1910-1960, both through the University of Missouri Press. She received her Ph.D. in  mass communications from the University of Minnesota.

Chapter Nine: Page Design on Paper and Screen.
Therese L. Lueck and Val Pipps

Therese Lueck is a professor of Communication at The University of Akron, Ohio, where she teaches journalism and other media courses and researches women and media. She received her Ph.D. from Bowling Green, Ohio, State University in American culture while teaching journalism in the School of Mass Communication. Professionally, she worked stints as a section editor at the Nashville Tennessean, copy editor at the Toledo, Ohio, Blade, and, through an American Society of Newspaper Editors residency, news copy and features editor at the Houston Chronicle. Val Pipps is an assistant professor at The University of Akron, Ohio, where he teaches journalism courses that focus on Web and print design and writing for the Web. He worked as a journalist for more than 30 years in all facets of the newsroom before becoming a full-time teacher. He received his Ph.D. from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, N.Y., University.

Chapter 10: Editing in a Converged World.
Ross F. Collins and Cameron Haaland

Cameron Haaland is a news page designer at Gannett Co.'s Design Studio in Des Moines, Iowa. He has also worked as a copy editor and page designer for the Des Moines Register and the Lansing (Mich.) State Journal. He is an alumnus of the Dow Jones News Fund summer internship program, for which he trained at the University of Missouri and worked at the Post-Bulletin in Rochester, Minnesota.

Chapter 11: A Final Project: Editing a Magazine.
Victoria Goff

Victoria Goff is chair of Communication Processes at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, advisor to the university’s student newspaper, and editor of Voyageur, a magazine of Wisconsin regional history. She spent more than 20 years as a journalist, editor, publisher and author. She has done graduate work at the University of California-Los Angeles.


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