The Institute for Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) was set up in 1992 to help improve journalism just as South Africa entered a new democratic era. IAJ courses offer an opportunity to learn new skills and refresh old ones, to network and to debate. The IAJ is conducting a two-day course on Sub-Editing from 31 May to 1 June 2010 in Johannesburg.
This course provides a practical overview of the basic role and responsibilities of the sub-editor working in a supervised team on a newspaper or magazine. It is aimed at working journalists with at least one year's experience, or who have completed the Foundation and Core components of the National Certificate in Journalism Level 5.
The course assumes familiarity with basic newsroom processes and practices and fluency in English. It will assist participants to:
• Understand the role and responsibilities of a sub-editor
• Identify and analyse errors in text
• Make consistent use of organisational work aids such as style guides
• Edit text for grammar, spelling, syntax and style
• Note and communicate appropriately about inadequacies in content
• Note potential legal and ethical problems and implement appropriate referral procedures
• Create headlines and other page furniture as required
For enquiries contact: 011 484 1765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HoD Print Department: Adli Jacobs – email@example.com
Programme Coordinator: Mabatho Sekwala – firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme Coordinator: Jerry Mmutlane – email@example.com
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