ACES, in keeping with its journalistic roots, is entering a cooperative relationship with the Global Editors Network. The GEN News Summit will be held from June 19 to 21 in Paris, at the historic Hotel de Ville. Its dynamic program will include top news innovators from throughout the world. As a first step in our working together, GEN is giving ACES members discounted registration to the GEN News Summit. Be watching in the future for more cooperative efforts involving ACES and GEN.
Three join ACES board after 2013 election
ACES has a new vice president for membership and three new board members, all from outside of newsrooms for the first time in its history, as a result of the election held in February 2013.
This year, 210 members voted, the highest total in three years.
Christine Steele, of the Capital Group Companies, Los Angeles, a member of the Executive Committee, was elected vice president/membership, running unopposed. She succeeds Sara Hendricks, who chose not to seek reelection. Steele was elected to a one-year term, as designated by the Executive Committee as it reviews the leadership structure of the society. Incumbent officers David Sullivan, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, secretary, and Neil Holdway, of the Daily Herald, Arlington Heights, Ill., treasurer, were reelected without opposition to two-year terms.
Five candidates sought three open two-year terms on the board. Elected were: John Braun, of the Vanguard Group, Malvern, Pa.; Samantha Enslen, of Dragonfly Editing, Tipp City, Ohio; Regina McDowell, of the U.S. Department of Defense, Washington.
The American Copy Editors Society, in conjunction with 10 other journalism organizations, has released its first e-book, “Telling the Truth and Nothing But,” in advance of the National Summit to Fight Plagiarism and Fabrication on April 5 in St. Louis.
The book is available now as a free download at rjionline.org.
“Telling the Truth and Nothing But” is designed for media professionals who are responding to incidents of plagiarism and fabrication. The book offers tools to help identify and address those incidents.
If you were concerned by reports last week suggesting that copy editing positions had declined nearly twice as fast as reporting or management positions, you should have been. The numbers aren’t as scary as they look, but they’re still worth attention — not least because they help editors frame the importance of what they do in real-world terms.
And there’s every reason to be concerned about some things the ASNE census survey doesn’t address: how much more work goes into each of those editing jobs, for example, or how many sets of eyes see the average cop-and-crime story before publication now, as opposed to a decade ago.
The Education Fund of the American Copy Editors Society has awarded five college students with 2012-13 scholarships, selected from an impressive field of applicants.
Alexandria Baca of the University of Missouri was named the Aubespin scholar and given $2,500. Other winners, who each received $1,000, are: Mike Cirelli, Otterbein University; Ashley Dye, Ball State University; Melisa Easaw, The College of New Jersey, and Katie Fennelly, University of Nebraska.
ACES offers an opportunity to discuss editing issues with some of the leaders in the field through a new twice-monthly Twitter chat on the first and third Tuesday of the month, starting at 4 p.m. EST. Upcoming chat: April 2: Get ready for #ACES2013 — a see-and-do for the conference and St. Louis. Use hashtag #ACESchat.
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