[Edprof] Maynard editing faculty

Deborah Gump dgump at concernedjournalists.org
Tue Apr 1 12:13:44 PDT 2008

Dear all,

When I sent out the note about fellowships for Maynard's editing program, I
was asked: Who's teaching? Here's the answer:

The faculty is led by the great Addie Rimmer (amr76 at columbia.edu). She

"The faculty will include Alex Cruden; Craig Matsuda of the Los Angeles
Times; Pat Andrews and Terence Shepherd of The Miami Herald; Michelle
Johnson of Emerson College; Lewis Diuguid of the Kansas City Star; Stephen
Downes of the Honolulu Advertiser; Ched Whitney of the Las Vegas Sun; Jesse
Garnier of San Francisco State University; Rich
Holden of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund; and me.

"Speakers include Sree Sreenivasan of Columbia University; Jodi Schneider of
Congressional Quarterly; Griffin Palmer of The New York Times; Linda
Williams of the Raleigh News & Observer; Michael Roberts of The Arizona
Republic; Dennis Joyce of The Tampa Tribune; and Paul Grabowicz of the
Journalism School at UC Berkeley."

She adds that if anyone with questions to contact her or the also-great
Evelyn Hsu (ehsu at maynardije.org)

The original message is copied below.



Robert C.Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
Eight full fellowships to attend the Robert C. Maynard Institute for
Journalism Education's program for copy editors are available to journalists
from small- and medium-size newspapers.
Fellowship applications are invited from journalists who work at newspapers
with circulation of 50,000 and below. Journalists from both the print and
the online editions are welcome to apply.
Where & When  
June 1 - July 12
Reynolds School of Journalism
University of Nevada Reno
The Maynard Editing Program
This program will train copy editors to work in both print and online
newsrooms. The program director is Addie Rimmer, a professor at Columbia
University's Graduate School of Journalism and a former editor at the
Detroit Free Press and The Wall Street Journal.

The $6,000 fellowships cover tuition, room and group meals during the
six-week program and include a travel stipend. The fellowships are
underwritten by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.
The program immerses participants in the basics of headline writing, design,
line and content editing, story organization and news judgment as well as
interpersonal skills that help editors work successfully with others. New
media editing skills are a core part of the curriculum and at least one week
will be devoted exclusively to online editing skills.  The curriculum
includes classroom work, daily skills-building drills, evening seminars and
practical experience at the local newspaper. Faculty members include top
academics, veteran editors and experts in converging media.
The program is ideal for copy editors who want more training, reporters who
want to move to the copy desk, journalists who work on web sites, and design
and graphics editors who want copy editing training.
Since 1979, the Maynard Institute's Editing Program has trained journalists
of color to become copy editors and Web site editors, helped assignment
editors improve their copy-editing skills, and prepared news professionals
for supervisory roles. The Editing Program produces effective newsroom
leaders of all races who can promote team work, introduce and manage change,
and improve the quality of journalism.
Like all Maynard programs, the Editing Program is open to people of all
races. The application is available at the institute's web site,
http://www.maynardije.org/programs/editing/. The application deadline is
April 21. Extensions will be considered upon request.

Deborah Gump, Ph.D.

Director, Print/Online
Committee of Concerned Journalists
529 14th St., N.W., Suite 425
Washington, D.C.  20045
202-662-7159 | dgump at concernedjournalists.org

Deborah Gump, Ph.D.

Director, Print/Online
Committee of Concerned Journalists
529 14th St., N.W., Suite 425
Washington, D.C.  20045
202-662-7159 | dgump at concernedjournalists.org

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