Editing in the digital age

“It is a news manager’s challenge to help reshape the culture, and one of those cultures is the layered editing that often improves and occasionally blandizes the reporter’s copy,” writes Kirk LaPointe in his blog themediamanager.com. He points to a memo from Washington Post’s executive editor, Leonard Downie, as an example of how one newspaper is responding to the editing demands of the 24/7 newsroom. Kirk, our recently appointed Contributing Editor for the “Managing Journalists” J-Topic, provides links to newsroom management resources, both those mentioned in his blog and others.