RhetNet logoJanuary 1995

Long live the Editor-in-chief!

Mick Doherty

I like Victor's ideas a great deal. I'm on the editorial board of a Web publication, and many of the suggestions he has sound a great deal like what we do in publishing "Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine."

We have some HTML templates set up that allow for a clear flow of copy from submission to publication (actually overseeing the flow is the job of the Managing Editor, which is, uh, me); I would need to ask my boss and publisher, John December for permission, but if'n y'all are interested, I could post some of those templates for a look-see.

Oh, by the way - John has absolute final say, no questions asked, about everything that goes in the mag. And, IMNSHO, it has to be that way. One final editorial voice. I wondered at first if that was a remnant of print journalism (of which I am a fortunate survivor!), but rather, I think, virtual publication requires it all the more.

The strict staffbox hierarchy disappears quite comfortably, but the autocratic editor-in-chief is a must, I'm afraid.

No, I take that back - I'd only be afraid if there wasn't an editor-in- chief.


Check out the Feb. issue of CMCM any time after midnight tonight: http://www.rpi.edu/~decemj/public/mag/current/toc.html

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Date:         Tue, 31 Jan 1995 19:40:23 -0500
Sender: CyberJournal for Rhetoric and Writing 
From: Mick Doherty 
Subject:      Re: all: editing?

Do you have something to say?

morphing editors nick's reply john's note