This specialist sub-editing option builds on the introduction to editing in the reporting syllabus. Production journalism is becoming an even more important skill as journalists are publishing stories without the luxury of copy being checked. The culture of getting it right first time needs to be instilled into trainees.
The programme of study includes: desktop publishing, subbing different types of stories; headline writing; typography; pictures and captions; proof reading; and design.
Candidates choose either the news or magazine assessments. They submit a piece of coursework and sit a two hour on-screen sub-editing exam.