Jonathan Kern: Story Editing

In this document — an early chapter draft of Sound Reporting — author Jonathan Kern provides a training tool for editors in the NPR system.

The sections are:

  • Story Editing
  • The Editor’s Role
  • The Ingredients of a Story
  • Structuring the Story
  • Editing by Ear
  • The Intro
  • The First Track
  • Copy Editing
  • The Ending
  • When to Stop Editing
  • New Approaches to Old Stories