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Self-Editing for Today’s Journalist


Feb 26, 2021




Teresa Shaak



Today’s newsrooms are digital first and even more so now that reporters and editors are working remotely during the pandemic. There’s often no safety net, and not much time, to have stories, headlines, cutlines, etc., reviewed and edited before readers receive them.

Learn how you can prevent mistakes and streamline the editing process with careful self-editing. Tips will be presented by Shane Fitzgerald, Pennsylvania State Editor, USA Today Network and Executive Editor, Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer.

This one-hour webinar is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.

Registrants must have both a computer and audio/phone in order to participate.

There is no cost for PNA members.  Non-member fee: $20.

To register, complete the form below or email the PNA Foundation.  A confirmation with GoToMeeting log in instructions will be sent to each registrant one or two days prior to the session.

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February 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Shane Fitzgerald is Pennsylvania State Editor of the USA Today Network and Executive Editor, Bucks County Courier Times and The Intelligencer.  As PA State Editor, Fitzgerald has oversight of 12 Pennsylvania Gannett news organizations including the Beaver County Times, Pocono Record, Somerset Daily American and York Daily Record.   He is also the site leader for the Burlington (N.J.) County Times.  Fitzgerald, joined the Courier Times, The Intelligencer and Burlington County Times in 2015, after stints as executive editor at the Beaver County Times and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times in Texas. He has additional management experience at the Caller-Times and the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, dating to the mid-1990s. He also was the managing director of the E.W. Scripps centralized copy/design desk, which housed production for seven Scripps papers and coordinated shared production for the chain’s 14 papers. His newsrooms have won numerous enterprise, public service and investigative awards in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas and best newspaper designations 10 times in those three states.