Editing of Journalistic Texts
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Ajakirjandustekstide toimetamine
Course title in English
Editing of Journalistic Texts
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
During the course students get an idea of what editing is and how to edit a journalistic text. Students obtain both theoretical and practical knowledge in editing.
Brief description of the course
Types of editing procedures, the logic of editing, the meaning of a text. The work of an editor from a stylistic perspective; assessment criteria; communicational errors and the ways to correct them. The ethical side of editing. Readers’ interests and the ways to understand them (subject – title - the opening sentence).
Students are given texts for training purposes and write tests to check their progress in theory. Students also analyze independently published texts.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
By the end of the course students get theoretical and practical editing skills.
Lekt. Vitali Belobrovtsev, MA