7505 Warwick Blvd
7505 Warwick Blvd Newport
Newport News, VA
23607
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C.W. Johnson
Copy Editor, Sr
My Role

Generally my responsibilities overlap. 1. Night slot includes: Final reads/edits for A1 including promo items, coordinate page flow and content needs w/offsite support (Chicago Modsquad)when applicable. 2. Night metro involves editing local spot copy (breaking news or briefs), as well as anything that wasn't handled earlier. I also monitor wires for state coverage, coordinate obit page content and sing the last lullaby before I put the paper goes to bed.
My Biography

I've worked in newsrooms in three states, Tennessee, Illinois and Virginia. I once was briefly responsible for trimming stories USA TODAY published into shorter versions for its international editions (Brevis esse laboro obscurus fio ....)
My Interests

Good books, certain music genres, Asian cinema and the occasional European action film.