Spring Accent Orientation

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Information about Spring Accent Orientation

Published on January 15, 2009

Author: connollymc

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Welcome to Accent Please take one of everything on the table Agenda Play w/ yarn Learns lots of stuff Eat Pizza and brainstorm

Agenda

Play w/ yarn

Learns lots of stuff

Eat Pizza and brainstorm

What shape are you in? Look at the shapes on the sheet. Circle one shape that represents something about you. Write what it represents on the sheet.

Look at the shapes on the sheet.

Circle one shape that represents something about you. Write what it represents on the sheet.

Shapes have meaning

Meet your editors (AKA Shape Shifters) Sarah Neve: Editor-in-Chief David Rodriguez: Assistant Editor Alma Hernandez: Photo / Web Editor Jamie Carpenter: Campus Editor Jana Lelek: Layout / Graphics Editor Chris Scott: Layout / Graphics Intern

Sarah Neve: Editor-in-Chief

David Rodriguez: Assistant Editor

Alma Hernandez: Photo / Web Editor

Jamie Carpenter: Campus Editor

Jana Lelek: Layout / Graphics Editor

Chris Scott: Layout / Graphics Intern

Shape Shift Find someone you don’t know very well Introduce yourself, and show him or her the shape you picked. Explain yourself. Ask each other : “ Tell me something about yourself that makes you unique or different.” Make a yarn shape that represents that person’s story. Look at what your partner made. If you don’t agree with it, make your own shape for yourself or revise it. Eat Pizza

Find someone you don’t know very well

Introduce yourself, and show him or her the shape you picked. Explain yourself.

Ask each other :

“ Tell me something about yourself that makes you unique or different.”

Make a yarn shape that represents that person’s story.

Look at what your partner made. If you don’t agree with it, make your own shape for yourself or revise it.

Eat Pizza

Report Out Show us your shape and explain it. Get a movie ticket

Show us your shape and explain it.

Get a movie ticket

Lessons Journalism is storytelling People’s stories are interesting Visual storytelling is powerful Visual storytelling takes collaboration

Journalism is storytelling

People’s stories are interesting

Visual storytelling is powerful

Visual storytelling takes collaboration

How to get an “assignment” Come to story meetings and pitch infographics for packages , or make a running graphic coverage element. Come to the story meetings and either pitch an idea, or team up with a writer. Don’t get assigned. Pitch an idea at the story meetings . Best Way Sit around and wait for desperate editors to contact you. This works better if the editor knows who you are. Get to know your editors; check the list of homeless graphics posted on the web after meetings; contact your editors. Art / Graphics Sit around and wait for desperate editors to contact you. This works better if the editor knows who you are. Get to know your editors; check the list of homeless shoots posted on the web after meetings; contact your editors. Photos Sit around and wait for desperate editors to contact you. This works better if the editor knows who you are. Get to know your editors; check the list of homeless stories posted on the web after meeting; contact your editors. Writing Might Work Good Way

The story meeting All editors met every two weeks when the previous issue is released to begin planning for the next issue All staff are encouraged to attend All staff can pitch, brainstorm, or volunteer Pitch - You have thought through the basic angle of coverage that YOU want to write / shoot / design Brainstorm - Throw out ideas that you think someone should cover Volunteer - An idea is on the board, and you want to cover it.

All editors met every two weeks when the previous issue is released to begin planning for the next issue

All staff are encouraged to attend

All staff can pitch, brainstorm, or volunteer

Pitch - You have thought through the basic angle of coverage that YOU want to write / shoot / design

Brainstorm - Throw out ideas that you think someone should cover

Volunteer - An idea is on the board, and you want to cover it.

The Pitch The best way to work on issues you are passionate about is to prepare and suggest. Include the following: BRIEF summary of the idea / Angle BRIEF summary of the info you have found already Explanation of how you will research it (Sources)

The best way to work on issues you are passionate about is to prepare and suggest.

Include the following:

BRIEF summary of the idea / Angle

BRIEF summary of the info you have found already

Explanation of how you will research it (Sources)

What will be approved? Editors (not me) decide what goes in the issue at the budget meeting immediately following the story meeting. They will consider the following: Newsworthiness (Timely, Important, Entertaining) Audience appeal (Is this story right for Accent readers? Are we the right ones to cover this?) Space Visual possibilities Editors may decide to run content as print and web or web only content

Editors (not me) decide what goes in the issue at the budget meeting immediately following the story meeting. They will consider the following:

Newsworthiness (Timely, Important, Entertaining)

Audience appeal (Is this story right for Accent readers? Are we the right ones to cover this?)

Space

Visual possibilities

Editors may decide to run content as print and web or web only content

The Process You promise an editor that you will do something At the story meeting, over the phone, via e-mail, etc. You do it ASAP There are only five days between the story meeting and deadline for most pieces You are encouraged to get feedback from editors before deadline You may work in the field or in the office You get notes and revise Editors will have feedback for you ASAP. It’s a good idea to make yourself available the Monday after deadline Finalized, approved content goes into production

You promise an editor that you will do something

At the story meeting, over the phone, via e-mail, etc.

You do it ASAP

There are only five days between the story meeting and deadline for most pieces

You are encouraged to get feedback from editors before deadline

You may work in the field or in the office

You get notes and revise

Editors will have feedback for you ASAP.

It’s a good idea to make yourself available the Monday after deadline

Finalized, approved content goes into production

Will all content that goes through the process be published? YES In print, on the web, or both

YES

In print, on the web, or both

Production Cycle Overview Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. --Joseph Pulitzer

Production Cycle Overview Monday Morning - previous issue distributed 1 to 2 p.m. - Open story meeting in RGC 101.1 2 to 3 p.m. - Adviser and editors meet about previous issue and staff business 3 to 4 p.m. - Editors establish story / photo assignments 4 p.m. - E-mail with assignments including “homeless” stories sent to everyone on Accent list Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Monday

Morning - previous issue distributed

1 to 2 p.m. - Open story meeting in RGC 101.1

2 to 3 p.m. - Adviser and editors meet about previous issue and staff business

3 to 4 p.m. - Editors establish story / photo assignments

4 p.m. - E-mail with assignments including “homeless” stories sent to everyone on Accent list

Production Cycle Overview Tuesday - Wednesday Writers and photographers produce content Editors have limited office hours to accommodate meetings with staff members. Editors work with staff members via e-mail and over the phone Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Tuesday - Wednesday

Writers and photographers produce content

Editors have limited office hours to accommodate meetings with staff members.

Editors work with staff members via e-mail and over the phone

Production Cycle Overview Thursday Content deadline Photographers upload shots to FTP server or come in and help to edit / caption photos Writers e-mail or drop off story drafts Editors review all content, and contact staff immediately with suggestions and necessary changes Production begins Content editors and layout editor create wireframe on whiteboard Layout editor transfers wireframe to InDesign, and creates InCopy assignments for all text Photo editor begins editing photos. Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Thursday

Content deadline

Photographers upload shots to FTP server or come in and help to edit / caption photos

Writers e-mail or drop off story drafts

Editors review all content, and contact staff immediately with suggestions and necessary changes

Production begins

Content editors and layout editor create wireframe on whiteboard

Layout editor transfers wireframe to InDesign, and creates InCopy assignments for all text

Photo editor begins editing photos.

Production Cycle Overview Monday Final content in InCopy Editors finalize written content and place it into InCopy assignments Photos chosen, cutlines written Photo editor chooses photos that will run in issue Contacts photographers who write or revise cutlines Layout adjusted Sizes of original wireframe adjusted to accommodate content Headline and cutline assignments created Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Monday

Final content in InCopy

Editors finalize written content and place it into InCopy assignments

Photos chosen, cutlines written

Photo editor chooses photos that will run in issue

Contacts photographers who write or revise cutlines

Layout adjusted

Sizes of original wireframe adjusted to accommodate content

Headline and cutline assignments created

Production Cycle Overview Tuesday Rough Layout Finalized Stories can no longer change in size Headlines and cutlines inserted in InCopy Photos edited All photos color corrected and sized Copy finalized Editors make final minor edits to text in InCopy Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Tuesday

Rough Layout Finalized

Stories can no longer change in size

Headlines and cutlines inserted in InCopy

Photos edited

All photos color corrected and sized

Copy finalized

Editors make final minor edits to text in InCopy

Production Cycle Overview Wednesday Layout finalized Typography perfected Photos placed Special graphic items finished and placed Final Copy Edits Copy edit intern proofs all text for grammar, usage, and AP style Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Wednesday

Layout finalized

Typography perfected

Photos placed

Special graphic items finished and placed

Final Copy Edits

Copy edit intern proofs all text for grammar, usage, and AP style

Production Cycle Overview Thursday Files Finalized Layout checked for technical requirements Color Mode Fonts Graphic Links File types Files made into pdf and uploaded to printer Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Thursday

Files Finalized

Layout checked for technical requirements

Color Mode

Fonts

Graphic Links

File types

Files made into pdf and uploaded to printer

Production Cycle Overview Friday Photo / Web editor begins process of uploading content to web site. Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M

Friday

Photo / Web editor begins process of uploading content to web site.

Q:What can I do? A: Written content, Photos, Art

Written Content The big story - This is what you traditionally think of when you think of a newspaper story 250 words or more Based on SOLID (shoe leather) research Quote / fact based if objective Fact based if subjective Usually packaged w/ photo and graphics Has impact Short coverage - This is what you probably actually read in the newspaper Less than 100 words Based on SOLID (shoe leather) research Quote based if objective Fact based if subjective Can accompany big stories or stand alone Often part of a graphic element

The big story - This is what you traditionally think of when you think of a newspaper story

250 words or more

Based on SOLID (shoe leather) research

Quote / fact based if objective

Fact based if subjective

Usually packaged w/ photo and graphics

Has impact

Short coverage - This is what you probably actually read in the newspaper

Less than 100 words

Based on SOLID (shoe leather) research

Quote based if objective

Fact based if subjective

Can accompany big stories or stand alone

Often part of a graphic element

Writing- The Big Story Research Form relationships with sources so they want to talk to you Be there Interview Research More Inform and inspire Celebrate the good Cast light on the bad Important changes in readers and communities start with big stories

Research

Form relationships with sources so they want to talk to you

Be there

Interview

Research More

Inform and inspire

Celebrate the good

Cast light on the bad

Important changes in readers and communities start with big stories

Writing - short coverage

Photos Photojournalism - Event coverage Visually tell a story in a fraction of a second Fill in the story with a well written, fact-rich caption Get candid shots, fill the frame, capture action and emotion Photojournalism - Environmental Portraits If the story focuses on a person, we need a portrait of the person in their natural environment Can be candid or posed Capture the essence of the person Should have beautiful lighting Photo Illustrations Can be staged, altered, composite, or made into art Illustrate a concept Usually part of a package

Photojournalism - Event coverage

Visually tell a story in a fraction of a second

Fill in the story with a well written, fact-rich caption

Get candid shots, fill the frame, capture action and emotion

Photojournalism - Environmental Portraits

If the story focuses on a person, we need a portrait of the person in their natural environment

Can be candid or posed

Capture the essence of the person

Should have beautiful lighting

Photo Illustrations

Can be staged, altered, composite, or made into art

Illustrate a concept

Usually part of a package

Photojournalism - Events

Photojournalism - Environmental Portraits

Photojournalism - Photo Illustrations

Art Infographics - Information presented visually is almost always read Charts, maps, graphs, diagrams, lists, timelines etc. Should be VERY visually appealing and loaded with facts Illustrations - Accompany written content Can be in any medium Should illustrate, not decorate Stand alone content - Editorial cartoons, comics (single cell or strips)

Infographics - Information presented visually is almost always read

Charts, maps, graphs, diagrams, lists, timelines etc.

Should be VERY visually appealing and loaded with facts

Illustrations - Accompany written content

Can be in any medium

Should illustrate, not decorate

Stand alone content - Editorial cartoons, comics (single cell or strips)

Art -Infographics Present facts and numbers visually

Art - Illustrations Tell the story visually

Art - Stand alone content Use cartoons to make a point

What do I get for doing all this work? That warm, mushy feeling you get when you see someone picking up your work and enjoying / learning from it Training and experience Pieces for your portfolio A web presence A small “Thank You” payment each semester Activities Field trip to Statesman Coming Soon Free travel!

That warm, mushy feeling you get when you see someone picking up your work and enjoying / learning from it

Training and experience

Pieces for your portfolio

A web presence

A small “Thank You” payment each semester

Activities

Field trip to Statesman Coming Soon

Free travel!

The portfolio based break check Once per semester, contributing staff members will meet with me to review their portfolios of published work. Two assignments published -$20.00 Three assignments published - $30.00 Four assignments published - $48.00 (20% bonus) Five assignments published - $60.00 Six assignments published - $90.00 (50% bonus) Plus - $5.00 / assignment raise per semester after the first semester .(The raise is retroactive provided you can show me work from previous semesters at the portfolio conference)

Once per semester, contributing staff members will meet with me to review their portfolios of published work.

Two assignments published -$20.00

Three assignments published - $30.00

Four assignments published - $48.00 (20% bonus)

Five assignments published - $60.00

Six assignments published - $90.00 (50% bonus)

Plus - $5.00 / assignment raise per semester after the first semester .(The raise is retroactive provided you can show me work from previous semesters at the portfolio conference)

Join us in BIG D APRIL 8-11 TIPA Convention First 20 people who meet the first deadline and apply go free!

TIPA Convention

First 20 people who meet the first deadline and apply go free!

What now? Meet the editors Write an e-mail to the editor over the weekend You will be contacted on Monday Check the web site!

Meet the editors

Write an e-mail to the editor over the weekend

You will be contacted on Monday

Check the web site!

The assignment Email an editor. Give them a reason to remember you and give you work: Include all of your contact information Pitch a great idea for something you want to produce Include a plan for words and pictures Volunteer to shoot or create graphics as needed Include links to or examples of previous work Be professional but not boring Sarah Neve [email_address] edu -News coverage, column and opinion ideas, general coverage etc. David Rodriguez [email_address] -Feature, entertainment, arts etc. Jamie Carpenter [email_address] -Campus events and other issues Alma Hernandez [email_address] -Photo ideas and assignments Jana Lelek [email_address] -Art and design ideas

Email an editor. Give them a reason to remember you and give you work:

Include all of your contact information

Pitch a great idea for something you want to produce

Include a plan for words and pictures

Volunteer to shoot or create graphics as needed

Include links to or examples of previous work

Be professional but not boring

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