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Writing for Green Left Weekly



                is  about 
                following a few 
                simple 
     ...
Main Guidlines
1.Deadlines
2.Style
3.Content
Deadlines?

Newspapers_are_about__

ALL THE NEWS
Deadlines?



And if it don't..?

            (it don't get in)
Deadlines



Each section  has 
             a
          different deadline
Deadlines

        News
 Arrival: Saturday 9.30am.


Notification: Thursday noon.
Deadlines

Comment & Analysis
   Arrival: Friday 9.30am.
   Arrival
Notification: Thursday 9.30am, 
Notification
       (p...
Deadlines

Cultural Dissent
  Arrival: Tuesday 9.30am
  unless otherwise arranged.
...etcetera

...all the news that fits  between 
         these two covers...



       24 pages apart
What does “fit” mean?


One whole page:       1400­1650 words
Half page:                 700­800 words
One third of a page...
So let the  editor know how long 
your article will be ...
         before you write it
                    so it can “fit...
Main Guidlines
1.Deadlines
2.Style
3.Content
Style?
Australia's poor human rights record
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane
26 May 2007
BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western de...
Style: Descriptive heading



Australia's poor human rights
 record
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane
26 May 2007
BRISBANE — “Australi...
Author's name underneath
       the headline
Australia's poor human rights record


by Jim McIlroy
26 May 2007
BRISBANE — ...
Include all relevant
              dates
Australia's poor human rights record
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane

26 May 2007
BRISBANE ...
Place
Australia's poor human rights record
Jim McIlroy, Brisbane
26 May 2007

BRISBANE                           — “Austra...
All names of people, companies,
countries etc. are spelt correctly.
.
    Australia's poor human rights record
    Jim McI...
All quotes are attributed to
someone, who has both a first
       and last name.
Australia's poor human rights record
Jim ...
Main Guidlines
1.Deadlines
2.Style
3.Content
CONTENT?

           FACTS
                   &


        FIGURES
More FACTS rather than fewer FACTS
    the better it is ...
Content?




NO JARGON
CONTENT?



             POV
but check assertions characterising political positions.
                     “QUOTES”
Main Guidlines
1.Deadlines
2.Style
3.Content
So, ready to email the article?




        (1) Save the file 
  as a text file, a rich text file, or a 
            wordp...
So, ready to email the article?

    (2) File name short & 
           descriptive
     •
         Issue number
     •
   ...
So, ready to email the article?




(3) Get some one else 
   to read the article
So, ready to email the article?




(4) Send as email attachment
       glw@greenleft.org.au.
and hey presto!
Then go
out and
 sell it!
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  1. 1. Writing for Green Left Weekly is  about  following a few  simple  guidelines
  2. 2. Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
  3. 3. Deadlines? Newspapers_are_about__ ALL THE NEWS
  4. 4. Deadlines? And if it don't..? (it don't get in)
  5. 5. Deadlines Each section  has  a  different deadline
  6. 6. Deadlines News Arrival: Saturday 9.30am. Notification: Thursday noon.
  7. 7. Deadlines Comment & Analysis Arrival: Friday 9.30am. Arrival Notification: Thursday 9.30am,  Notification (preferably earlier).
  8. 8. Deadlines Cultural Dissent Arrival: Tuesday 9.30am  unless otherwise arranged.
  9. 9. ...etcetera ...all the news that fits  between  these two covers... 24 pages apart
  10. 10. What does “fit” mean? One whole page:       1400­1650 words Half page:                 700­800 words One third of a page:  500 words
  11. 11. So let the  editor know how long  your article will be ... before you write it so it can “fit” in.
  12. 12. Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
  13. 13. Style? Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  14. 14. Style: Descriptive heading Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti-terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  15. 15. Author's name underneath the headline Australia's poor human rights record by Jim McIlroy 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  16. 16. Include all relevant dates Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  17. 17. Place Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti- terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  18. 18. All names of people, companies, countries etc. are spelt correctly. . Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 BRISBANE — “Australia is the only Western democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for educationDean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti-terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  19. 19. All quotes are attributed to someone, who has both a first and last name. Australia's poor human rights record Jim McIlroy, Brisbane 26 May 2007 “Australia is the only Western BRISBANE — democracy without human rights legislation”, James Whelan from Amnesty International told a public forum attended by 50 people on May 23. Labor state minister for education Dean Wells argued for a charter of human rights like those adopted in Victoria and the ACT and that which has been operating for 17 years in New Zealand. Such a charter requires a statement of compatibility with human rights to accompany every bill that comes before parliament. Jessica Moore, who faced police investigation in Wollongong last year under the so-called anti- terror laws, pointed out that state Labor governments have been collaborating with the federal Coalition to implement the draconian laws. Moore, an anti-war activist who has helped organise demonstrations in support of Palestinians’ right to self-determination, was accused of aiding Hamas in an anonymous complaint to the federal government’s anti-terror hotline. “My experience shows that police are political, ideological. These anti-terror laws are totally against free speech”, Moore said. She urged people to collectively defy the laws and mobilise against them. “We need to campaign for a bill of human rights to protect our freedoms.”
  20. 20. Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
  21. 21. CONTENT? FACTS &  FIGURES More FACTS rather than fewer FACTS the better it is at the other end.
  22. 22. Content? NO JARGON
  23. 23. CONTENT? POV but check assertions characterising political positions. “QUOTES”
  24. 24. Main Guidlines 1.Deadlines 2.Style 3.Content
  25. 25. So, ready to email the article? (1) Save the file  as a text file, a rich text file, or a  wordperfectfile.
  26. 26. So, ready to email the article? (2) File name short &  descriptive • Issue number • Author initials • eg: daver739
  27. 27. So, ready to email the article? (3) Get some one else  to read the article
  28. 28. So, ready to email the article? (4) Send as email attachment  glw@greenleft.org.au.
  29. 29. and hey presto!
  30. 30. Then go out and sell it!
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