Sub editors are beginning to look more and more like an endangered species in the digital age and economic downturn, with some newspapers dropping them altogether.
A new online subbing guide has been produced by journalism.co.uk which attempts to answer such questions as: What new skills do subs need and what existing traits are still relevant online? and what can journalists include at the writing stage to make their work more web-friendly?
The guide is interactive and contributors can help share and shape the rules of subbing as it develops for the web by contributing to the guides wiki page. Journalism.co.uk describes the guide as "a work in progress".