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Organizing the Staff

To get off o a good start, the best kind of
working spirit has to be developed.
1. Each pupil should get into the job he wants
and for which he is best qualified.
2. Each staff member should be absolutely res-
ponsible and reliable in getting his own ma-
terial in on time.
The editor, his associates, or the news editor
post a chart showing each persons exact
assignment and deadline.
3. Whenever ones deadline is met, the
staffer should find something useful to
to do. This may mean helping someone
else in his assignment, going to the
news editor for a new assignment, or
merely keeping busy reading, especially
material relevant to journalism.
Statement of Duties
supervises the editorial staff of the paper.
Writes the editorial of the organ.
Edit all articles preparatory to submission
of the same to the adviser for final editing
and approval for publication
Supervises the preparation of the layout of
the paper and paging of the same in
cooperation with the Managing Editor
Causes the accomplishment of all assignments
properly and on time.
Acts as liason officer between the editorial
staff and the adviser.
Calls meetings of the staff in consultation with
the adviser.
2. Associate Editor
Edits the articles in cooperation with the
Writes editorials when requested.
Prepares assignments of section editors in
consultation with the Editor-in-Chief.
Cooperated in the preparation of the layout of
the paper and paging of the same with the
Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor.
3. Managing Editor
Brings articles to the press for type setting
Checks articles for typographical errors.
Prepares the layout of the paper and paging of
the same in consultation with the Editor-in-
Proof reads gallfly proofs before these are fin
approved by the adviser for printing.
4. Section Editors
News Editor
- assigns reporters to cover events relevant to
school activities
- writes straight news articles on assignment
from though his own initiative in consultation
with the latter.
- edits all straight news articles received prepa-
ratory to submission of the same to Editor-in-
Sports Editor
- gives out assignments to reporters to cover
sports events in which the school is a participant
- writes sports articles unassigned to reporters
- edits all straight news articles received prepara-
tory to submission of the same to the Editor-in-
Photography Editor
- assigns official photographer to take pictures on
schools activities for the month
- prepares pictorial articles of the organ in consul-
tation with the Managing Editor and Editor-in
- helps in the preparation of the layout of picto-
rial stories
- prepares editorial cartoons.
- makes illustrations for feature articles
Feature Editor
- gives out assignment to feature writers
- receives and edits feature articles preparatory
to the submission to the Editor-in-Chief
- writes a regular feature article or column
Exchange Editor or Circulation Manager
- makes up list of school papers sent by
other schools
- files their papers on a bulletin board or
display them on a news rack.

5. Reporter
- receives assignments from the Section
Editors and Board of Editors and accomplishes
the same properly and on time.
Parts & Sections of the school Paper
News Section makes use of the front page, back
page and some of the inside pages

Front Page
a. Nameplate the line of type on the front
page designating the name of the
publication. It may reappear in reduced size
elsewhere, as on the editorial page.
b. Ears a design or type composition placed at
the right or left of a nameplate.
c. Streamer (banner) a headline extending
across the top of a page. If located above the
nameplate, it is called skyline or umbrella
d. Headline (head) a general term for all titles
of news stories
e. Deck (bank, readout) subordinate headline
a term designating a headline division
f. Lead the introduction to a straight ,or formal,
news story usually the first paragraph, but it
can be more than one paragraph.
g. News story any item of news
h. Column a vertical section of printed
i. Column rules the printed lines used to
separate columns
j. Fold the point at which the newspaper is
folded in half
k. Byline the name of the writer placed at the
top or at the bottom of the story
l. Box any printed matter surrounded, or partly
enclosed, by a special border line
m. Cut (clich) plate reproducing photo or
n. Cutline (caption) text accompanying photos
and other art
o. Teaser (kicker, tag line) one line of several
words in small type run above the headline
p. Dateline line preceding an out-of-town story
that gives the date and place from which the
story was sent.
q. Credit line a line of type crediting the
sources of an item, a photo or cartoon.
Inside News Page
1. Running head a line of type at the top of all
newspaper pages, except the first, giving the
name of the paper and the date of the issue
2. Folio page number, found at the top of each
page of the paper, except the first, alongside
the running head.
Editorial Page
1. Flag ( masthead) editorial box supplying the
reader with the information on the paper
(name, staff, subscription price, etc.)
b. Editorial a kind of journalistic writing
designed and to interpret the news.
c. Editorial column a timely and regular
presentation of various kinds of editorial ma-
terial by the same writer.
d. Cartoon
e. Editorial paragraph a sentence or two with
an editorial suggestions, often witty.
f. Letter to the editor
g. Folio
h. Running head
Sports Page
1. Columns similar to editorial columns
2. Sports news
3. Features
4. Cuts
5. Folio
6. Running head
Feature Page
1. Feature story human interest story; a kind of
news paper writing designed to entertain as
well as to inform
2. Regular feature columns
3. Special features
4. Cuts
5. Folio
6. Running head