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Does someone read your copy before you post online?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Magnum, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Magnum

    Magnum Member

    Just curious what other newsrooms do: Does an editor or webmaster proof your articles (not blogposts) before you post online or do you a once-over, spellcheck and say a little prayer before hitting send?

    If you can give a general idea of how many reporters you have that would be great.
  2. Current job, about half the time.

    Last job, zero percent of the time.

    Prefer the old job.
  3. CoolLesterSmooth

    CoolLesterSmooth New Member

    Of the three places I contribute to regularly, two of them edit for online -- one more thoroughly than the other. The third edits between posting online and finalizing the print copy. The third is surprisingly far and away the most renowned publication (a major daily).
  4. GidalKaiser

    GidalKaiser Member

    We post our stuff online after its edited for the paper edition.
  5. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    We have a web staff that edits stories...so during the day, reporters send copy to that desk (for breaking and whatnot).
    At night, especially for gamers...it's opposite, we get copy and send it to the web desk. Usually gamers and whatever else runs doesn't go live until after midnight, although we do put out AP-esque 3-4 graphs right after a game that go on the web right away...but that is the reporter's job to get that in..not the desk's.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    There's no knead. I have spell heck.
  7. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    That's the catch. Supposedly it gets edited before it hits the printed page. On nights when one person is working solo, he/she is the writer, editor, paginator, web master --- and presumably potentate in chief.

    This is the catch with newspaper websites: everyone claims to want a great one, but very few want to invest the resources necessary to have one. So, you get what you pay for.
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