Notice concerning Strengthening Proofreading Work of Newspapers, Periodicals and Books

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General Administration of Press and Publications

Doing the proofreading work of newspapers, periodicals and books well is an important method to strengthen and improve press and publications management. Its task is to understand the content of newspapers, periodicals and books, to grasp publishing trends; researching the prominent advances or tendentious problems emerging in the publishing of newspapers, periodicals and books; providing situations and suggestions to leadership at higher level related to newspapers, periodicals and books, in order to conduct supervision and macro-level guidance over newspaper, periodical and book publishing work, assist newspaper publishers, periodical publishers and book publishers to summarize experiences, raise the quality of newspapers, periodicals and books, and stimulate the flourishing and development of Socialist science and culture. To this end, the following is notified:

I, The Administration of Press and Publication’s Newspaper Bureau, Periodical Bureau and Book Bureau, as well as all provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus should deploy a certain number of personnel responsible for proofreading work; they must also adopt many kinds of methods to appoint some people who have proofreading abilities and are happy to participate in proofreading, let them become organized, and conduct proofreading of publications together with specialist proofreaders of the Administration and bureaus.

II, All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus are responsible for proofreading newspapers, periodicals and books published in their locality, and to conduct focus proofreading of newspapers, periodicals and books that have a relatively large national or local influence.

III, The main content of proofreading is:

1. whether or not the content of books, newspapers and periodical persists in one “centre” and two “basic points”; whether or not it implements the Party’s line, principles and policies;

2. whether or not all newspaper publishers, periodical publishers and book publishers have persisted in the original purpose and policy for publishing newspapers, periodicals or books; whether or not publishers have persists in the originally-decided specialist division of work;

3. whether or not the publication of newspapers, periodicals and books observes State laws, publishing management regulations, propaganda discipline and secret-keeping regulations;

4. whether or not newspapers, periodicals and books violate the Administration of Press and Publications “Regulations concerning Reiterating the Strict Prohibition of Obscene Publications”, the “Provisional Regulations concerning the Management of Publication Covers, Illustrations and Publication Advertising”, and other relevant regulations;

5. whether or not newspapers, periodicals and books have published those especially important news reports, as well as theoretical articles, literary or artistic works that are relatively prominent in the area of theoretical viewpoints, artistic quality, creation themes;

6. whether or not news reports and images are true, complete, objective and fair, whether or not inaccurate reporting has been timely and openly corrected, and measures have been adopted to deal with the aftermath.

IV, Newspaper, periodical and book proofreading personnel must strictly and earnestly conduct proofreading work, they must timely conduct analysis of the topic selection, category, themes, tendencies, trends, etc., of newspapers, periodicals and books (including fine art and photography work) for the proofreading of which they are responsible, and put forward comprehensive proofreading opinions. They must integrate proofreading work in writing praising or critical articles, put forward opinions on commendations, criticism and punishment to the Administration and bureaus, and may participate in conferences, meetings to exchange experiences and commendation meetings organized by newspaper publishers, periodical publishers and book publishers.

All provincial, autonomous region and municipal press and publications bureaus and the Administration Newspaper Bureau, Periodical Bureau and Book Bureau will submit one brief and to the point comprehensive proofreading report to the Administration leadership. Important matters must be reported at any time.

V, Appointed proofreading personnel may be paid a certain remuneration on the basis of their work situation. Those who are not competent, may be dismissed at any time.

VI, If proofreaders discover problems that must be dealt with and different opinions emerge in the proofreading work of newspapers, periodicals and books, they may report it to the Administration of Press and Publications for appraisal. All relevant bureaus of the Administration of Press and Publications must have an expert panel of at least three people sign an appraisal opinion, and report it to the Administration director (or an appointed vice-director) for approval, this is a basis for dealing with the issue.

9 November 1988

新闻出版署关于加强对报纸、期刊、图书审读工作的通知
新闻出版署

做好对报纸、期刊、图书的审读工作,是加强和改进新闻出版管理的重要方法。其任务是了解报纸、期刊、图书的内容,掌握出版动态;研究报纸、期刊、图书出版中出现哪些新的突破性进展或倾向性问题;向上级领导提供有关报纸、期刊、图书的情况和建议,以便于对报纸、期刊、
图书出版工作进行监督和宏观指导,帮助报社、期刊社、出版社总结经验,提高报纸、期刊、图书的质量,促进社会主义科学文化的繁荣与发展。为此,通知如下:
一、新闻出版署报纸局、期刊局、图书局及各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局应配置一定数量的负责审读工作的人员;还要采取多种形式,聘任一些具有审读能力,又乐于参加审读的人,将他们组织起来,与署、局的专业审读人员一起对出版物进行审读。
二、各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局负责审读本地区出版的报纸、期刊、图书,对其中在全国或本地影响较大的报纸、期刊和图书进行重点审读。
三、审读的主要内容是:
1.书、报、刊的内容是否坚持了一个“中心”、两个“基本点”;是否贯彻了党的路线、方针、政策;
2.各报社、期刊社、出版社是否坚持了原定的办报、办刊、办社宗旨和方针;出版社是否坚持了原定的专业分工;
3.报纸、期刊和图书的出版是否遵守国家法律、出版管理规定、宣传纪律和保密规定;
4.报纸、期刊和图书有无违反新闻出版署《关于重申严禁淫秽出版物的规定》、《关于出版物封面、插图和出版物广告管理的暂行规定》,及其他有关规定;
5.报纸、期刊和图书刊载了哪些特别重要的新闻报道,以及在理论观点、艺术质量、创作题材方面都有较大突破的理论文章、文艺作品;
6.新闻报道、图片是否真实、全面、客观、公正,对严重失实报道是否及时公开更正,并采取善后措施。
四、报纸、期刊、图书的审读人员要严肃认真地进行审读工作,要及时将负责审读的报纸、期刊、图书(含美术摄影作品)的选题、类型、题材、倾向、趋势等进行分析,提出综合性的审读意见。要结合审读业务撰写表扬或批评文章,向署、局提出表扬、批评和处理的意见,可参加报
社、期刊社、出版社组织的研讨会、经验交流会、表彰会。
各省、自治区、直辖市新闻出版局和署报纸局、期刊局、图书局每半年向署领导提交一份扼要的综合审读报告。对于重要情况,必须随时通报。
五、对聘任的审读人员,可以根据他们的工作情况,支付一定的报酬。对于不能胜任者,可以随时解聘。
六、审读人员在审读报纸、期刊、图书的工作中,如发现问题需要处理而又出现不同意见时,可报新闻出版署鉴定。新闻出版署各有关司局必须由至少3人组成的专家小组签署审读意见,报署长(或指定的副署长)核准,以作为处理问题的依据。

1988年11月9日

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