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 Newspaper guidelines
Posted: Mar 6 2008, 06:01 PM

Boy who drinks tea
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Group: Vice President
Posts: 2,622
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Joined: 28-November 07

Here is what we decided we will need to do to get this going.

each monthly issue is made up of the following:
headline news sometimes news is a link
beside headline news, a bar with little things that will always be links
below headline news, fun little things, this will be optional in each issue, only used if we have enough to put in it
"article" section, where they can look up the headline news, which will always be the first stories, and read more about them, and it will also have other stories in more detail.
As specified, the section after that is for whatever pieces people write and send in via available means, whether through an email or a post on the forum, these could be useful little informational articles, or it could be someone's personal thoughts on a global issue, or just reporting on that issue all in that person's own words.

main page will have:
mission statement
list of issues in middle
top right is search function and subscribe button
top 5 posters, I will add the fifth eventually, but they started with four slots so I didn't both adding it yet, this will be updated each time an issue comes out, or more frequently when I think to.
links on the left, we can add to this at will.
Latest Civil Squabble related news
Notes on feedback, always nice
hit counter, made on a mac, and email me.

staff will include but not necessarily be only:
master editor, the person who finalizes each item, deciding whether or not we add it then moving it to the appropriate section of the forum so the person who puts it up on the newspaper can easily put it up. Also chooses the top stories.
"tech person" as raven put it, to handle getting all this up on the internet. If we're definitely using iweb, me or raven will have to do it it looks like.
news hounds, to find links and information and to put it into a form that we can put it up on the newspaper.
A few dedicated article writers, but anyone who's anyone can email one in, or put it in the pending articles section.
A "group Janitor" to make sure old articles and news is removed so it isn't accidentally put in a new issue, and for the ease of use of the staff

forum support will be:
we will need a group for this, I think it should be a group because we already have a spot for it then on the forum.
the group will need a pending articles section so that articles, pictures, etc.. waiting to be approved can get into the next issue.
A approved articles section, as the master editor and his/her minions approve of each article, they need to have the mod powers to move the article over to here.
A general section so we can discuss our newspaper and what we need to do with it.
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