problem 1: The subbing process comprises of three elements. Describe each.
problem 2: What are the major sources of pictures available to a sub-editor?
problem 3: Describe the main legal traps which a sub-editor needs to be aware of.
problem 4: Why might an editor reject a news story?
problem 5: Compare and contrast the direct and oblique approaches to headline composition. Support your answer by giving illustrations of headlines to appear in a national newspaper, drawing on the given information which is available to you:
a) Violence between striking miners and the police
b) 20 injured
c) 10 arrests
d) Government minister condemns violence
e) Strike expected to continue indefinitely
f) Church leaders condemn violence
problem 6: Describe the points which should be borne in mind when writing captions. Support your answer with illustrations.
problem 7: Describe the role of the copytaster.
problem 8: The opening paragraph of a story should catch the eye at first reading if the brain is to be persuaded to read on.
What advice would you give on developing an efficient introduction which accomplishes this objective? Support your answer with illustrations.