The Student Newspaper Survival Guide

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Wiley, Aug 28, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 188 pages
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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.

In these pages, students will learn how to report stories, design pages, shoot compelling photos, cover a campus, sell ads, report on games, and write reviews, editorials, features, headlines and columns. In addition, the book includes chapters on Ethical Issues, Investigative Reporting, Recruiting and Training a Staff, Legal Issues and Starting a New Newspaper.

The book can be used as a textbook for publication laboratory classes or as a handbook for students working on independent newspapers. It also features examples from some of the best college newspapers in the country.

Special features include:

  • Tips from professional journalists
  • Interviews with former college newspaper staffers
  • Checklists on writing headlines, editing stories, designing pages, selling advertisements and other skills
  • Exercises and ideas you can try at your own campus newspaper
  • Examples of award-winning pages, stories and photos
  • Sample documents, such as employment applications, licensing contracts, evaluation forms
  • A list of contests for student journalists

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Rachele Kanigel, M.S., is an assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, where she advises Golden Gate [X]press publications. Her students produce a weekly newspaper, a multimedia Web site updated throughout the week and a magazine that comes out three times a semester. In addition to advising publications, she teaches Newswriting, Reporting, the Contemporary Magazine and Magazine Editing. Professor Kanigel was a newspaper reporter for 15 years for daily newspapers, including The Oakland Tribune and The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina and was a freelance correspondent for TIME magazine. She has also written for Health, Organic Style, People, Reader's Digest and other magazines. She is chair of the Professional Development Committee for College Media Advisers and is Vice President of the California College Media Association.

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