What’s on the final exam in an editing course

It’s the last week of classes for the spring semester at UNC-Chapel Hill. Final exams are ahead.

Here is what’s on the exam in my section of MEJO 157, News Editing:

  • Using WordPress, edit a news story for everything we have covered in this course: AP style, punctuation, grammar, spelling, clarity, word choice and story structure. Check for fact errors, bias and libelous material.
  • If you have a question for the reporter, ask me. I’ll play that role.
  • Add at least two links to the story.
  • Write a headline of about 65 characters.
  • Write a tweet of up to 140 characters.
  • Place a photo that goes with the story and write a caption for it.
  • Proofread a map or chart that goes with the story.

You may use any resource you wish, including the AP Stylebook. Good luck!

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