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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Thursday, March 26 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Catch as Catch Can

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Some embarrassing problems in stories are hard to catch. At first glance, they don't appear to be mistakes, and even if they raise a flag, it's often difficult to look them up. But many of these errors — in such areas as consistency, math, logic and accuracy — are easier to identify if you look inward, focusing on the story itself for clues, and use your common sense. This interactive session will provide examples of these mistakes as well as ideas for catching them and tips on making the most of available resources.


John Russial

Associate professor, University of Oregon
John Russial teaches editing, quantitative methods and food reporting and at the School of Journalism and Communication of the University of Oregon. In the '80s and early '90s, He was Sunday copy chief of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he spent five years as a reporter, editor, and computer systems manager for the Bethlehem (Pa.) Globe-Times.

Thursday March 26, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm

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