Monday, 23 June 2008

I is a newsmun

Who needs copy editors in computerized, 21st century newsrooms?

We all do.

Many thanks to Lyle Harvey, a former Calgary Sun rim pig, for e-mailing a link to Gene Weingarten's brilliant commentary on the diminishing role of copy editors in newsrooms.

Read it to the end and then try to meet Weingarten's challenge in the final paragraph.

We doubt PKP and other Quebecor Media execs who have never worked in a newsroom will get the point of Weingarten's piece.

But it speaks volumes for journalists who still care about the quality of the end product.

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