ENGL 711 (01) - Editing


Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 12858
Survey of newspaper and news website editing, covering topics ranging from grammar and style to headline writing to ethics.
Instructor Approval Required. Contact Instructor for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 621
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Lisa Miller

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 104
Additional Course Details: 

Fall 2023 Detailed Course Description: ENGL 711

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.

Interested students should contact Prof. Lisa Miller for permission to register in ENGL 711 (Fall 2023). https://cola.unh.edu/person/lisa-miller