Monday, July 7, 2008

Eye on the Ball

Andy Bechtel spent several weeks at the Los Angeles Times and has produced this Q&A with Henry Fuhrmann, senior copy desk chief for the Times web site. A key point Henry makes:

Whatever the medium, good editing is still, in essence, getting the words in the right order and communicating as effectively as we can with the reader-user. The difference with the Web is the lack of a firm deadline (other than “right now”) and the demand for speed.

Note: I am employed by the LA Times but at quite a distance (ha ha, about 2,831 miles, Google says.) And Henry is an old pal.

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