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The Orion

Welcome!

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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Fall Semester 2015 The Orion is 40 years old. To some college students, that may seem old, but as newspapers go, even college newspapers, that’s young. Despite its relative youth, “The O” finds itself among the elite of...

Mission statement

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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The ability of newspapers to report and to comment on public affairs is based on a unique grant of freedom. Our duty is clear: serve our public–the students, faculty and staff of Chico State–with skill and character and...

Newspaper operations

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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General Policy Determinations General policy decisions at The Orion are made by editors and managers in consultation with the advisers. The editor-in-chief, business manager and art director will meet regularly to discuss...

Weekly print schedule

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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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 me...

Editorial staff

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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Editor-In-Chief Big picture ideas Chooses editorial staff Sets expectations and guidelines for entire staff Creates grading system for editorial board Conducts budget, staff and planning meetings Enforces deadlines and...

Business Department

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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Positions and Duties Advertising Manager Compensation: 4% of total sales Duties: • Recruit, interview and hire account executive and salespeople • Coordinate sales training week twice a year • Conduct weekly training s...

Guidelines for using social media

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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See the AP Guidelines for Social Media for a set of best practices to use with Twitter, Facebook and other online communication....

Editorial policies

Mark Plenke

January 12, 2014

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Editorial policies are reviewed every term by the incoming editor-in-chief, but the following general policies apply, unless amended by the editor. Editorial Board The Orion’s editorial board consists of ten people: t...

Key to the stylebook

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

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Style and word use

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

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about/around/some Use about to estimate numbers, time, distance. Avoidapproximately and at about. Reserve around to denote a spatial relationship: they sat around the table. Do not use some to provide estimates such a...

Abbreviations

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

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Refer to “The Associated Press Stylebook” and use the following guidelines when you abbreviate: addresses Spell out road, highway, circle, drive, terrace and all similar words on all references. Use Ave., Blvd. and St. only with numbered addresses, but spell out if...

Capitalization

Mark Plenke

January 11, 2014

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Refer to “The Associated Press Stylebook” and use the following guidelines when you capitalize: Capitalize words only when you have a reason. The main reason: Capitalize the proper names of people, places and things. Wh...

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