This semester, students in my Advanced Editing class are the copy editors for writers in another course at UNC, Community Journalism. Together, these students are producing the Carrboro Commons, a “relentlessly local” online newspaper focusing on Carrboro, N.C.
The first results of this partnership went on the Web this week. The Commons is still a work in progress, and we have some technical issues to work on. (Going from Word to InCopy to WordPress isn’t as simple as you would think.) For the next issue, we plan to add a companion “print” edition — InDesign layouts that can be downloaded in .pdf.