Thursday, May 24, 2012

March 2012: Measuring the value of editing to online readers

Cringing at online news copy?

"The editors who provided the anonymous last pair of eyes on hastily written stories in years gone by aren't there at the levels they used to be – if they are there at all," writes Fred Vultee of Wayne State University.

Vultee reports on an American Copy Editors Society-sponsored study of how readers assessed edited and unedited news stories for professionalism, organization, writing, and value in The Convergence Newsletter. The work is timely as online news sites increasingly ask readers to pay for access. Read the article, then join the conversation below.

Recent and archived issues of The Convergence Newsletter

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