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 the nation’s university newspapers. In 2005, The Orion was inducted...

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 to exercise First Amendment freedom with vigor and responsibility. Our goal...

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 policy issues. Complaints or concerns about policy should be addressed to an  ...

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

Managing Editor

Diego Aparicio, Adviser

January 12, 2014


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Managing Editor: Develops, directs, manages and oversees The Orion’s editorial vision, strategy and innovation plan inside a newsroom that is in constant evolution, implementing a transition to move it from a print-centric into a digital- and mobile-first content production news team. Col...

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 sessions • Set sales goals (with office manager) • Track sales ...

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: the editor-in-chief, managing editor, news editor, opinion editor, sports ed...

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 as some 200 people.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Spell out on first reference,...

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 no number is inclu...

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. When plural, lowercase the common noun. Right: Ohio and Mississippi rivers ...

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