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Ch. 12 & 13 Using Journalism Style and Copy Editing


1.       How should a person be identified the first time he or she is named in a news story?




2.       How should faculty members be identified? Give an example by using a teacher from our school.




3.       Name two ways students should be identified.





4.       How should the title “principal” be handled when it comes before the person’s name? How about when it comes after?





5.       Eliminating sexist expressions. In the table below, change the sexist term to the gender neutral term.






Male nurse






6.       Name four (of seven) resources a student editor should have on hand to be a good copy editor.






7.       What four questions should the copy editor ask about the lead of the story?









8.       List two things a copy editor should ask or consider when editing the body of the news story.



9.       What do the following copy editing symbols mean?


sheboygan, wisc.


The new Senator


The Sheboygan Press


Doctor Sylvia Brown


After a third meeting






10.   Common editing mistakes. In the following two examples, circle what is wrong and explain why it is wrong.


a.       “Our office will stock pamphlets on various health issues,” commented Mary Raml school nurse.





b.       When asked what he thought about the new television sets in the cafeteria, Principal Tom Grams said, “____.”





11.   Using the style guide in chapter 12 and the rules given in chapter 13, rewrite the exercises (beginning on page 222) given below to reflect correct style. Underline your change. Write these on your own paper and attach to this page.



a.       Names and capitalization: 1, 4, 12, 13

b.       Abbreviations: 18, 19, 24

c.       Numbers: 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

d.       Punctuation and Italics: 39, 40, 43










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