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TV to Print Style

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by TripleBeatExpress, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. TripleBeatExpress

    TripleBeatExpress New Member

    My current editor is coming off of 25+ years in TV and edits copy as if it should be written for TV and it makes me want to punch myself in the face.

    Anybody else every deal with that kind of situation? Takes a little getting used to.
  2. dirtybird

    dirtybird Well-Known Member

    This sounds insane ... tell us more.
  3. baddecision

    baddecision Active Member

    He will ... right after this break.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Is this the guy?

  5. TripleBeatExpress

    TripleBeatExpress New Member

    There is just a lot of embellishment. "You can never over exaggerate."

    He reads copy out loud like he's on the news. I wish I could find a great example of it but it's one of those things you have just witness.
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    Being a former TV anchor that moved to newsprint nearly a decade ago...it's tough. No one in a position of power should make that switch...and if they do, they should be the ones willing to learn, not the other way around!
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Your editor was a shitty TV news writer.
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So I'm guessing "tis' the season" and "white stuff" (no not the kind Lou Grant hates) are now back in play?
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