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The student newspaper survival guide

Author: Rachele Kanigel
Publisher: Ames, Iowa : Blackwell, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Student Newspaper Survival Guide is a handbook for student reporters, editors, page designers, photographers, Webmasters, advertising sales representatives - and the advisers and business managers who counsel them - on all aspects of putting out a college newspaper." "The book can be used as a textbook for publication laboratory classes or as a handbook for students working on independent newspapers. It  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachele Kanigel
ISBN: 0813807417 9780813807416
OCLC Number: 63277852
Description: xiv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. The role of the student press --
Tips from a pro : Susan Goldberg --
The role of the student press --
The chronicle of campus life --
The community forum --
Journalism and the movies --
The watchdog --
The training ground --
Reflections of a college newspaper editor --
Challenges of student newspapers --
Getting help --
2. Recruiting and training your staff --
Recruiting a staff --
Training your staff --
Tips for organizing staff training sessions --
Checklist : planning a training seminar --
Creating a staff manual --
Mentoring --
Training exercises --
Diversity training --
Motivating your staff --
Q & A : Miguel M. Morales --
3. Covering a campus --
Developing a beat system --
Cultivating sources --
Beats for newspaper staffs --
Checklist : covering a beat --
Dealing with your public information office --
Finding story ideas --
The tickler file --
Tipsheet : how to find story ideas --
Covering a diverse community --
Getting in touch with your readers --
Covering meetings --
Beat report --
Newspaper readership survey --
4. Reporting --
News judgment --
The reporting process --
Resources --
Background research --
Developing a reporting plan --
Tipsheet : evaluating information on the Web --
The power of observation --
Interviewing --
Recording interviews --
Tipsheet : interviewing --
Note taking --
E-mail interviews --
Checklist : reporting for accuracy --
Math for journalists --
Tips from a pro : Mike Donoghue --
Accuracy. 5. Newswriting --
The basic news story --
Ledes --
Steps to writing a story --
Tipsheet : newswriting --
Other elements of a news story --
Attribution --
Quotes --
Checklist : self-editing --
6. The lifestyle pages --
Lifestyle coverage --
Types of lifestyle stories --
Checklist : profile writing --
Finding an angle --
Sex and relationships columns --
Tips from the pros : Debby Herbenick and Jennifer Bass --
Confessions of a sex columnist --
Q & A : Josie Roberts --
7. Sportswriting --
The role of the sportswriter --
Advances --
Game stories --
Checklist : the game story --
Scoring and note taking --
Profiles --
Sports features --
Sports news stories --
Sports columns --
Covering sports for a non-daily --
Beyond team sports --
Special sections --
Web coverage --
Avoiding bias --
Q & A : Adam Rubin --
8. Arts and entertainment writing --
Previews --
Tips from a pro : Roger Ebert --
Reviews --
Checklist : entertainment review --
The first-person dilemma --
Columns --
Tips from a pro : Sean McCourt --
Q & A : Rob Owen --
9. Opinion pages --
The opinion section --
The editorial process --
Finding editorial subjects --
Writing an editorial --
Checklist : the editorial --
Tips from a pro : Jill "J.R." Labbe --
The ombudsman --
Q & A : Nate Beeler. 10. Editing --
Editor selection --
Developing a leadership style --
Tips From a pro : Steve Buttry --
Editing copy --
Coaching writers --
Editorial budgets --
Checklist : editing a story --
Meetings --
Dealing with controversy --
Evaluating staff --
Writing headlines --
Sample copy flow for a weekly newspaper --
Tips From a pro : Becky Sher --
Sample job descriptions --
Headline writing cheat sheet --
Editor application --
Performance evaluations --
11. Investigative reporting --
What is investigative reporting? --
When laws don't work --
Public records --
Investigative and enterprise story ideas --
Investigating private schools --
How to request a document --
Knowing the law --
Cultivating human sources --
Tips from a pro : John Frank --
A dozen tips to avoid being burned by a hot story, 101 --
Q & A : Matt Waite --
12. Photojournalism --
What is photojournalism? --
Shooting perspectives --
Breaking news --
Speeches and meetings --
Shooting sports --
Feature photos --
Candids --
Portraits --
Photo illustrations --
Photo stories --
Photo assignments --
Where can you shoot? --
Photos on the Web --
Photo editing --
Writing cutlines --
Tips from a pro : Ken Kobré --
The ten commandments for photographers and reporters working together --
Checklist : photo editing --
Checklist : writing cutlines. 13. Legal issues --
Censorship at public schools --
Censorship at private schools --
Censorship prevention --
Fighting censorship --
Newspaper theft --
Checklist : newspaper theft --
Libel --
Tips from a pro : James M. Wagstaffe --
"Red flags" : reporter beware --
Privacy --
Obscenity --
Access to information --
Checklist : legal issues --
Copyright law --
Staff copyright policy --
14. Ethical issues --
Developing a code of ethics --
Conflicts of interest --
Plagiarism and fabrication --
Obscenity and profanity --
Tips from a pro : Harry Kloman --
Society of professional journalists' code of ethics --
Interviewing victims of tragedy --
Covering suicide --
College newspaper ethics policy : The Northern Star --
Doing an ethics audit --
Reflections on an ethical dilemma --
15. Starting a new newspaper --
Newspaper competition --
Alternative newspapers --
Starting a new paper --
Writing a mission statement --
Sample mission statements --
Drafting a constitution --
Creating a staff manual --
Drafting a business plan --
Production --
Creating a newsroom --
Publicity --
Q & A : George Srour. 16. Design and graphics --
Design is content --
Layout and design --
Checklist : designing for content --
Principles of design --
Typography --
Tips for good page design --
The building blocks of a page --
Modular design --
Multiple points of entry --
The designer's toolbox --
Broadsheets and tabloids --
The role of designers --
Style guides --
Models --
Drawing a dummy --
Infographics --
Case study : The Harvard Crimson redesign --
Steps to designing a page --
Tips for creating a design style guide --
Checklist : page layout --
Q & A : Emmet Smith --
17. Web sites --
The online medium --
Tips from a pro : Jake Ortman --
Web service features --
Blogs --
Case study : The Badger Herald Web site redesign --
Publishing options --
Linking dos and don'ts --
Creating a new Web site --
Checklist : the newspaper Web site --
18. Advertising --
Recruiting your sales staff --
Training your staff --
Motivating your staff --
Getting to know your client --
Types of newspaper advertising --
Tips from a pro : Kami Smith --
Advertising policies --
Advertising rates --
Media kits --
Designing ads --
Ten steps to selling newspaper advertising --
Assembling a sales kit --
Customer service --
Special issues and special sections --
Classified advertising --
Online advertising --
Sample job descriptions --
Q & A : Leigh Sabey --
Appendix. Contests for student journalists.
Responsibility: Rachele Kanigel.
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