Editing, Online and Digital

Ensuring the accuracy, clarity, and continuity of online media is an added layer of complexity to the traditional news editing job. Factors include the speed of publication and the variety of publishing platforms that journalists serve, including websites, podcasts, video distribution, and social media. Editing in the online or digital space is often about creating workflows to prevent errors while also trying to fulfill the expanding role of multimedia storytelling. This pressure is there for traditional print or broadcast newsrooms serving digital platforms, and for exclusively digital organizations. This entry first discusses how news organizations have approached editing as the online platforms used to distribute news content have evolved. It then looks at the expanded roles of online editors as a result of layoffs and ...

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