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Mark Plenke

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Note: Section staff meetings are to be held at times determined by the section editor. These meetings must be held before Editorial Board meeting for the following week’s issue.

TUESDAY:

8 p.m. — Weekly Editorial Board meeting

WEDNESDAY:

7 a.m. — DISTRIBUTION: The Orion arrives on campus

Each person assigned for this week will meet at 7 a.m. in the outdoor Plumas Hall courtyard to distribute papers. (Staff members are required to do this twice a semester.)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Tabling done by Editorial Board members at The Gauntlet.

4 – 5:20 p.m.  — Critique

THURSDAY:

TBA — Section editors receive stories from staff writers. Deadline to be determined by each editor.

5 p.m. – Big 6 (Orion management group)  meeting

7 p.m. — Section editors send drafts of stories that need illustration to Art Director to be sent to illustrators.

FRIDAY:

TBA — Section editors meet with staff writers to go over revisions.

TBA — B-section designer meets with Sports and Features editors to discuss design.

5 p.m. — Opinion, Sports and Features section editors send stories to copy editors. Any available (non-breaking) stories from News section due to copy editor.

5 p.m. — Art Director sends print order to printer.

8 p.m. — Photo deadline with cutline information saved in Photoshop info.

SATURDAY:

1 p.m. — Stories due from copy editor to Chief Copy Editor (all sections).

5 p.m. — Late stories from News due from section editor to copy editor.

10 p.m. — Illustrations completed and sent to Art Director.

MIDNIGHT — Sports front cover design deadline

SUNDAY:

9 a.m. — Opinion, Sports and Features stories approve by Chief Copy Editor and ready for cover design team.

NOON — Late News section stories due from copy editor to Chief Copy Editor.

2 p.m. — Features front cover design deadline.

2 p.m. — Opinion, Sports and Features copy editors begin interior page layout.

6 p.m. — News stories approved by Chief Copy Editor. Early stages of News design layout begins.

MIDNIGHT — Page layout for Opinion, Sports and Features due. Design checklist must be filled out and attached to flat.

MONDAY:

7 a.m. — Editor-in-Chief and Chief Copy Editor review Opinion, Sports and Features sections.

3 p.m. — Deadline for copy editors to proof flats for Opinion, Sports and Features.

6 p.m. — Photo Editor color corrects all editorial pages.

7 p.m. — Features reviewed and checked off by Art Director.

8 p.m. — Sports reviewed and checked off by Art Director.

10 p.m. — News section layouts due. Design checklist must be filed out and attached to flat.

TUESDAY:

7 a.m. — Editor-in-Chief and Chief Copy Editor review News section.

2 p.m. — Deadline for copy editors to proof News flats.

2 p.m. — Photo Editor color corrects all editorial pages.

3 p.m. — News checked off by Art Director.

4 p.m. — Art Director PDFs all sections.

5 p.m. — PDFs sent to printer.

8 p.m. — Editorial Board meets to discuss next week’s paper.

And it all begins again…

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