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0809 Accent Overview Lunch

  1. 1. 2008-2009 Overview
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mission / Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Process Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation and Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Recent Awards </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>Accent strives to provide an ethical, socially responsible, well-rounded, fair-minded and independent student press. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for students to learn and gain experience through producing media content. Accent offers ACC’s faculty, staff, students and the community a complete source of information about student life. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Vision <ul><li>The Accent will be the best available source of information for the ACC community. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Accent Staff <ul><li>Journalism is a noble calling. The working </li></ul><ul><li>journalist is to report, write, and explain in </li></ul><ul><li>accordance with the highest standards of the </li></ul><ul><li>profession. </li></ul><ul><li>-World Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Institute </li></ul>
  6. 6. Staff <ul><li>Newspaper Specialist - Full time ACC staff member; serves as adviser; oversees production; educates students on journalism standards, procedures and ethics; offers feedback when asked; serves as a resource for student leaders ; oversees advertising; coordinates budget; coordinates contest entries and travel to conferences; does not exercise prior review over content. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hourly Staff <ul><li>Editor-in-Chief - assigns stories; provides editorial feedback to students; oversees story meetings; manages story board; follows procedures for day to day operations; keeps regular office hours; ultimately responsible for all content in paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Editor - assists in editing stories; copy edits and fact checks articles; assists the editor in executing day to day newsroom procedures; keeps regular office hours. </li></ul><ul><li>Campus Editor - assists in editing stories; manages campus beat reporters;primarily focuses on ACC events, activities, and people </li></ul><ul><li>Photojournalist/Web Editor - edits photos; shoots photos; maintains website; manages assistant photojournalist/web editor. </li></ul><ul><li>Layout / Production Editor - lays out paper; implements and generates ideas regarding layout and design. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Student Staff and Interns <ul><li>Illustrator - creates illustrations and infographics to accompany articles in layout </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer - covers assigned stories; produces eye-catching visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Writers - covers assigned stories; produces well-written articles </li></ul><ul><li>Layout Intern - Assists in paper layout; designs and creates graphic elements </li></ul><ul><li>Photo/Web Intern - Assists in editing photos; shoots photos; assists in web editing </li></ul><ul><li>Copy Editor - Intern position primarily responsible for proofing all written content of newspaper for grammar, usage, and AP style. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2008-2009 Staff <ul><li>Editor-in-Chief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Carson </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assistant Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David Rodriguez </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Neve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo / Web Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alma Hernandez </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jana Lelek </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content contributed by 39 students </li></ul><ul><li>Editor-in-Chief </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sarah Neve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assistant Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>David Rodriguez </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Campus Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jamie Carpenter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo / Web Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alma Hernandez </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jana Lelek </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Layout Intern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chris Scott </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Copy Editing Intern </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Julie Gorkowski-Day </li></ul></ul>Fall 2008 Spring 2009
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Morning - previous issue distributed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 to 2 p.m. - Open story meeting in RGC 101.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 to 3 p.m. - Adviser and editors meet about previous issue and staff business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 to 4 p.m. - Editors establish story / photo assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 p.m. - E-mail with assignments including “homeless” stories sent to everyone on Accent list </li></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  12. 12. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Tuesday - Thursday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Writers and photographers produce content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors have limited office hours to accommodate meetings with staff members. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors work with staff members via e-mail and over the phone </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  13. 13. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content deadline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photographers upload shots to FTP server or come in and help to edit / caption photos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Writers e-mail or drop off story drafts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors review all content, and contact staff immediately with suggestions and necessary changes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production begins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content editors and layout editor create wireframe on whiteboard </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Layout editor transfers wireframe to InDesign, and creates InCopy assignments for all text </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photo editor begins editing photos. </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  14. 14. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Monday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Final content in InCopy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors finalize written content and place it into InCopy assignments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos chosen, cutlines written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photo editor chooses photos that will run in issue </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts photographers who write or revise cutlines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout adjusted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sizes of original wireframe adjusted to accommodate content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headline and cutline assignments created </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  15. 15. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rough Layout Finalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stories can no longer change in size </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headlines and cutlines inserted in InCopy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos edited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All photos color corrected and sized </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy finalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Editors make final minor edits to text in InCopy </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  16. 16. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Wednesday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Layout finalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typography perfected </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos placed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Special graphic items finished and placed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Copy Edits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Copy edit intern proofs all text for grammar, usage, and AP style </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  17. 17. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Thursday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Files Finalized </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Layout checked for technical requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Color Mode </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fonts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Graphic Links </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File types </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Files made into pdf and uploaded to printer </li></ul></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  18. 18. Production Cycle Overview <ul><li>Friday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo / Web editor begins process of uploading content to web site. </li></ul></ul>Content Week Production Week Fr. Th. W T M Fr. Th. W T M
  19. 19. Activities
  20. 20. Activities <ul><li>Orientations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall and Spring staff orientations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Field trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lunch with Matthew Dowd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BBC / NPR broadcast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other TBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall, Corpus Christi TCCJA convention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring, Dallas TIPA convention </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall Bowling Bash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring celebration TBA </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Evaluation and Feedback
  22. 22. Evaluation and Feedback <ul><li>All editors receive formal ACC performance evaluations every semester. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, they receive a portfolio “starter kit” at the end of their first semester and are encouraged to build a full portfolio by the end of the second semester. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All contributors must attend an end of semester portfolio conference in order to qualify for their honorarium. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fall 2008 - 15 portfolio conferences completed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff members have opportunity to have their work professionally judged and critiqued at state and national conventions and contests </li></ul>
  23. 23. Recent Awards
  24. 24. Recent Awards <ul><li>Best of show, two-year college paper </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 ACP National College Summer Journalism Workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clip Contest - New Writing - Kevin Stutz - 2nd Place, Headline Writing - Staff - HM, Overall Excellence - Staff - HM, Editorial - Staff - HM, News Photo - Alma Hernandez - HM / Live Competition Editorial Writing - Trevor Goodchild - HM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 TCCJA Convention </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. New initiatives <ul><li>Spring ‘09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News Writing II students invited to submit work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus beat system piloted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic reporting and basic photojournalism offered as in-house training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New media coverage (blogging, twitter, video) tested at SXSW </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fall ‘09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus beat system in place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New, media rich web site potentially launched </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. How we can support you and your students <ul><li>Real working environment </li></ul><ul><li>Access to industry standard software and equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Class sets are available if you would like to use Accent in your classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the tips coming about exciting events and interesting people in your departments. We’ll help to get the word out. </li></ul><ul><li>The editors and I are happy to make presentations to any of your classes. </li></ul>
  27. 27. How you can support us <ul><li>Read, and encourage your students to read the paper. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critique our work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send letters to the editor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consider us a resource for real world assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Send talented students our way. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Learn More <ul><li>Accent Online </li></ul><ul><li>Staff site </li></ul><ul><li>ACC site </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook Fan Page “The Accent Newspaper” </li></ul>