Thank you to everyone who volunteered to work or write stories! This is what I have for the working registration:
Thursday, August 20 – 8-11 Christianna and Kristin H.; 12 – 3 Connie
Monday, August 24 – 8-11 Theresa; 12-3 Eric
Wednesday, August 26 – Claire and Sarah D.
There will be a cash box in the main office along with some receipts. A table should be set up somewhere for us. You just have to sit and take subsciptions. Be sure to check that the entire subscription sheet is filled out. Most people will probably pay with check, and if they do, you don’t need to write a receipt (the check is the receipt). If they pay with cash, write a receipt–give them the white copy, keep the yellow. We probably won’t have many customers, so bring something to read =) When you’re done with your shift, return the box to the office. Put the forms in the box or in a big envelope.
Here is what the first day issue looks like:
Page 1: Mr. G takes over – Connie; Parking permit – Eric; Lizzy B – Kristin
Page 2: Mr. Cumming Q&A – Claire; jumps from pg.1
Page 3: Staff Ed – Jack; Health Care – Evan; Naughty Press – Julia N.
Page 4: Michael J. – Connie; Crittenteen – Jenna; What you missed this summer – Claire
Page 5: 100 things we love about Roch. – Julia
Page 6: The Call – Dylan and Shawn; Girls golf – Max; Boys tennis – Theresa
Any ads yet? You’ll need to let me know by 8/24. Also, does anyone want to do a first day by the numbers?
All the stories are assigned at around 400-500 words for this issue. Remember that stories should be emailed to me by the morning of 8/24. At the meeting that day, anyone who is joining us will help edit and then do dummy layouts. Sarah D. has volunteered to do some layout, and so has Sarah B. (coming out of retirement). I will try to practice my new photography skills and take some pics, but anyone else is welcome to do that, too!
If anything has changed, please let me know. And, again, thanks for all the volunteers (even though I know you’re thinking extra credit, too!) You guys (and girls) are awesome!
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FIRST DAY ISSUE
So far, we have several people working on stories, but we don’t have enough. This is what we do have:
- Q&A w/ Mr. Cumming – Claire
- Nada. Nothing. No Page One stories. I do have ideas, though. First, obviously, Mr. G is taking over. Second, some teachers retired this summer–Mrs. Walter and Mrs. Judge. Third, Tienken Rd. is going to be widened to three lanes. Finally, the parking fee went up (I believe) significantly to $105 this year. We could do two or all of these. Any takers?
- Connie Chen is writing an opinion piece about Michael Jackson
- Nothing else. Again, however, I have some ideas. First, we should have a staff editorial that relates to some other story we are running in the issue. Second, maybe someone would like to do something about how the professional media is really annoying (at least to me) this summer. First, there was the endless gratuitious coverage of Michael Jackson’s death to the exclusion of anything else of national importance. Then there is the “coverage” of the health care “debate” in which the media gives any opinion equal weight, whether it is actually based in fact or not (i.e. “death panels”). Does this help or hurt the public? Maybe we could even do a pro/con.
- Lizzy Brykalski working w/Neighborhood House – Kristin H.
- 100 reasons we love Rochester – Julia
- What you missed this summer – pitched by Claire but she’s already writing a story; could have someone else do this (talk to Claire about idea)
- Not even one story! C’mon, people! (This is really something we have to work on this year!) I know SCHS HAS sports. Something’s got to be going on!
- What about The Call? Anyone want to take that over? If so, your “audition” is to write a column for the First Day and the September issue (see job information below)
- Now’s the time to sell them. Who has the driver’s training companies? Do they want ads in the First Day issue? Homecoming is the first weekend in October. The September issue is almost too late for HC ads. What about dress places? Restaurants? Limo services? Also, a lot of dance studios and gymnastics places start their fall lessons. They may want ads, too. What about cider mills?
- Stories should be emailed to me by August 23 in the P.M. to be edited on August 24 at our summer workshop (see below)
- Layouts will need to be done by September 1. These will be done at home by volunteers–more information at our summer workshop.
Don’t forget the summer workshop is 12-1 on August 24. Anyone interested (even remotely) in a job should plan on attending!
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