ENGL 711 (01) - Editing


Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 13894
Survey of newspaper and news website editing, covering topics ranging from grammar and style to headline writing to ethics. Prereq: ENGL 621 with a minimum grade of B and written permission of instructor.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman, Sophomore
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 104
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2021 Course Details:

What do great editors do? Assigning stories, editing sentences, posting stories online, managing the flow of breaking news Tweets, uploading video – these days editors do all this and more. No matter what the task, they work to ensure that the news is reported accurately, clearly and completely. They also help reporters do their best work.

This course aims to get you to think like such an editor. In particular, you’ll work to develop the two types of vision good editors share: the ability to see what’s there in a story and the ability to envision what’s not there but could be. Great editors make good writing better. These editors also make sure newspapers and news sites give readers the information they need and want, and stories and graphics that help readers make sense of the world around them.

This course may be taken for Capstone credit by English majors if listed pre-reqs have been met; please fill out a Capstone Declaration Form. Contact the ENGL Main Office for assistance: 603-862-1313.

Reminder: 700-level classes taken to fulfill the English Major Capstone MAY NOT be double counted towards other major requirement areas.