Call for Chapters: Book about journalists’ beliefs and work

Professors Eric Freedman (Michigan State University), Robyn Goodman (Alfred University) and Elanie Steyn (University of Oklahoma) are developing a proposal for a research-grounded book about global perspectives on how professional journalists do their jobs and what they believe. They are looking for proposals for chapters of about 3,000 words based on your latest research and insights that fit such themes as: Journalists’ attitudes toward their jobs, including economics, professional standards, contribution to society. Impact of industry changes on professionals. Professional ethics. Gender and minority issues in the newsroom and in the profession. Impact on journalists of censorship, self-censorship and other constraints on press freedom. Training for professional journalists. Adaptation to rapidly changing technologies. Physical safety in conflict and war zones. Unionization and professional organizations. Coping with psychological pressures. Use of user-generated content.   They  are looking for a broad geographic range of chapters. Our primary focus is on journalists themselves, not their news organizations and not journalism students or faculty. If you are interested in our reviewing a chapter proposal, please email us: A working title...
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Editors Talk About Editing

Editors Talk About Editing

'Editors Talk about Editing: Insights for Readers, Writers and Publishers' by Susan L. Greenberg is out now. The work of ‘editing’ is by and large something that happens behind the scenes, noticed only when it is done badly, or not done at all. There is not much information about what editors do. The result is that editing is not often talked about in its own right—not even by the people who do it. This collection of interviews attempts to fill some of the gaps. The author, a former editor herself, interviews practitioners at the top of their game—from newspapers, magazines, broadcast news, book publishing, scholarly editing, academic publishing and digital curation. The interviewees think out loud about creativity and human judgement; what they have in common and what makes them different; how editing skills and culture can be shared; why editing continues to fascinate; and why any of this might matter. Susan L. Greenberg (PhD, University College London) took up teaching and research after...
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