Your Voice Matters: A Survey on Editing Skills


2:45 PM Apr. 12, 2017 — by Vicki Krueger

Help shape the future of journalism--and how it's taught.

Our colleagues (and Poynter NewsU instructors) Sue Burzynski Bullard, an associate professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Lisa McLendon, coordinator of the Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas, are researching editing skills and editing curriculums.

They’d like you to complete the How Professionals and Educators View the Evolution of Editing Skills survey (linked below).

Survey for academics

Survey for editing professionals

The surveys are designed to identify which editing skills journalists and communications professionals need in today’s media world. They also attempt to determine whether college courses should be retooled to meet the needs of editing professionals.

The survey should only take about 15 minutes of your time.

Please complete the survey before Friday, April 17.

The results of the survey could be shared with editors, journalists and academics through a scholarly paper and presentations at an academic or editing conference. It also could be published in trade journals. They’d like to hear from as many editors and academics as possible to get the fullest picture of how editing skills are taught and which editing skills are most needed.