BrainstormShare your ideas with the appropriate page editor and JWU Magazine editor.
Consider story ideas for other departments as well (e.g., faculty profiles, program subjects, trends and career tips).
Think about photos that can be scheduled or staged.
Interview Speak directly with the subject to document actual verbal responses. Questions and quotes via e-mail may be faster, but fabricated quotes or written responses are seldom as animated or articulate as the real thing.
Research Check all facts including graduation years for alumni when submitting written pieces.
Write Be sure all items tell who, what, where, when and why.
Avoid exact dates. Use just the month to mark the time. (If the month is in the previous year, specify year as well.)
Spell out full names (no middle initials) on first reference. DVC or DVP should always be Distinguished Visiting Chef, Professor, etc., on first reference.
Campus editors don’t need to name the campus in articles on campus spreads, but do need to specify places including states of off-campus items.
When considering ways to represent events or speakers, one solid drop quote and a name line can say it all and uses space well.
Include online contacts when available for all applicable pieces.
Include photo credits (lowercased) at the bottom of the document for any photos submitted for the piece. If one photo is being provided with a written piece, include a caption; if multiple photos, include a contact for caption information.
Refer to the Editorial Styleguide for more information about writing parameters.
Submit New items should be submitted to the editor as separate word documents and unformatted.
Organize submissions to spreads before submitting them to the editor.
Each document should be labeled at the top with:
Proof Page Layouts Initial and date each hard-copy page proofed.
Follow Photo Size Guidelines Photos in digital format should be 300dpi and at least 3" x 5". Photos of 72dpi should be at least 12" x 14". (Professional photos often come 72dpi but with substantial print size.)
At a glance, file size should appear as many hundreds of Ks or close to at least 1 MB to be in the 300dpi range. Size can also be determined by opening the photo in PhotoShop and checking Image Size.
Photo Credit StyleJWU Magazine photo credits use one identifying word followed by "photo by." The "courtesy of" photo credit designation is used only when photos are provided by an organziation, media source, business entity or JWU archives.
dvc photo by john doe, event photo by jane doe, cooper photo courtesy of mainstream media
A photo credit is not needed for images provided by the subject without a designated photographer.
Photo credits should be typed in all lowercase letters.
JWU Magazine photo credit font cannot accomodate numerals, ampersands or other symbols.
Thank Article Subjects Hand-write a thank you note to each off-campus article subject and provide at least one copy of the printed magazine.