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Skeptical editing, Part 2: Conclusion

In yesterday’s blog post, we mentioned how students in my advanced editing course followed the process of skeptical editing as they read a New York Times story published Feb. 7, under the headline, “Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord.” We invited you to read the story and follow the same process — ask questions about […]

Skeptical editing: more than curiosity

In the advanced editing course that I teach at the Newhouse School, students read a story yesterday that was published in The New York Times on Feb. 7 under the headline, “Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord.” The song? “My Way.” Students were instructed to follow the skeptical editing method as they read the story. […]