Friday, February 23, 2007


Eight full fellowships to attend the Robert C. Maynard Institute for
Journalism Education¹s program for copy editors are available to journalists
from small and medium size newspapers.

Fellowship applications are invited from journalists who work at newspapers
with circulation of 50,000 and below. Journalists from both the print and
the online editions are welcome to apply.

The Editing Program runs from June 1 - July 12 at the Reynolds School of
Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. It will train copy editors to
work in both print and online newsrooms. The program director is Kenneth J.
Cooper, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter and
editor at the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

The fellowships cover tuition, room and group meals during the six-week
program and include a travel stipend. The fellowships are underwritten by a
grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

The six-week program immerses participants in the basics of headline
writing, page design, line and content editing, story organization and news
judgment as well as interpersonal skills that help editors work successfully
with others. The curriculum includes classroom work, daily skills-building
drills, evening seminars and practical experience at the local newspaper.
Faculty members include top academics, veteran editors and experts in
converging media.

The program is ideal for copy editors who want more training, reporters who
want to move to the copy desk, journalists who work on web sites, and design
and graphics editors who want copy editing training.

Since 1979, the Maynard Institute¹s Editing Program has trained journalists
of color to become copy editors and Web site editors, helped assignment
editors improve their copy-editing skills, and prepared news professionals
for supervisory roles. The Editing Program produces effective newsroom
leaders of all races who can promote team work, introduce and manage change,
and improve the quality of journalism.

Like all Maynard programs, the Editing Program is open to people of all
races. The application is available at the institute¹s web site, .

For more information contact:
Evelyn Hsu, director of programs, at 703-620-0241 or
Kenneth Cooper, Editing Program director, at
Deadline is March 10. Extensions granted on request.

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