Times Higher Education – Students armed with sub-editing skills are given tools for life March 27, 2009Posted by Jonathan Hewett in : delicious links , trackback
Excellent subs are not disposable relics of a bygone era. They are the keyhole surgeons of journalism; fast, precise and adept at ensuring that prevention averts the need for expensive or embarrassing cures. At best they write attention-grabbing headlines and turn convoluted codswallop into plain, comprehensible English.
Crucially, subbing skills should be praised and taught at each and every university that makes any claim to educate journalists.