Sub-Editing ( Evening )
• High school diploma, preferably a university degree in media or human sciences.
"All those working in the glass industry use sand, fire, and blowing, but they don't produce the same cups." The previous sentence emphasizes the creative spirit in journalism, meaning that journalism is no longer just a routine descriptive process of reporting on an interesting event. It has evolved into an industry that requires a lot of training, professionalism, and creativity, whether in collecting, preparing, and distributing news in an era where technological advancements in communication are progressing rapidly. Journalism is a craft that is not fundamentally different from any other craft, such as blacksmithing, carpentry, and others. The difference between one blacksmith and another, one carpenter and another, lies in the amount of creativity they use with their tools.
By the end of this course, participants will:
• Define basic concepts in sub-editing.
• Differentiate between various forms of sub-editing.
• Master sub-editing, organization and linguistic proofreading.
• Introduction to sub-editing:
- Main types of journalism.
- Characteristics of the journalistic text and its quality elements.
- Differences between writing for radio, print media and TV.
• Types of media editing:
- News formats: simple news, news coverage, composite news.
- Field journalism: investigation, reportage, profiling.
- Editing of humanitarian stories, interviews, opinion essay.
- Writing for the web.
• Editing and linguistic skills:
- Rewrite and review journalistic text.
- Write good headlines, introductions, comments, summaries and headlines.
- Choose the best quote from an article.
- Proofreading and discover mistakes.
• A graduation certificate by Aljazeera Media Institute.