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The Dart Online The Plan • March 2009: Planning, choosing staff, organizing publication structure, get web host • April 2009: Set dates for summer training, develop web host • May 2009: Create publication calendar, develop web host • June 2009: Website development and training • July 2009: Website development and training • August 2009: Website development and training, The Dart Online goes up • August 2009-May 2009: The Dart Online rocks student journalism world forever

The Structure The Dart Online staff descriptions Web editor-in-chief: The web editor will oversee the web staff, the creation and improvement of The Dart Online, and management. The web editor will be responsible for setting deadlines, planning and structuring the functionality of The Dart Online, and working in each of the other editors’ fields to work on the site. • Managing Editor: The managing editor primarily will be responsible for uploading and transferring print content to the website (copy and photography) in agreeable, orderly and timely format, assisting the web editor in managing staff and between-deadline updates to the website. The managing editor will also upload and maintain web-only copy or photography, maintain PDF archives and copy edit content. The managing editor will be responsible for consistently and constantly managing and posting content to the website. The managing editor, as other web staff, will be responsible for her own blog that should be updated at least weekly. • Multimedia Editor: The multimedia editor will be responsible for using Adobe Flash, Photo Shop and Illustrator to create and maintain interactive graphics and visuals that relate to print content. The multimedia manager will assist in generating the overall vision of the website, and be responsible for any slideshows, videos or banners posted on the website. The multimedia editor, as other web staff, will be responsible for her own blog that should be updated at least weekly.

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• Tech Editor: The tech editor will assist the web editor in site mapping, design, layout and maintenance. This person will be responsible for alternative coverage on the website, such as polls or simple graphics, and will be responsible for assisting with innovative technology for the site and improving current features and technology. The tech editor, as other web staff, will be responsible for her own blog that should be updated at least weekly. • 4th web staffer Staff responsibilities and expectations: • Follow and meet web production schedule and deadlines • Participate in web training over summer • Develop with the web editor-in-chief online-only content that is actively updated between deadlines (i.e. blogs, polls, forums, etc.) • Hard work and innovation!

Summer ’09 Training: On The Ball staff workshop: Our signature On The Ball workshop gives students the time they need to get a head start on the next school year. With the aid of our instructors, this staff workshop gives students the guidance they need to perfect publication redesigns, develop staff manuals and update editorial policies for their newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, broadcasts and Web sites. Students must attend On The Ball with at least one other student from their publication or broadcast staff. Cost for the On The Ball workshop: $175 Combo deal — both the Five-Day & On The Ball workshops: $490

Ball State Classes: Web Journalism: target audience, writing for online vs. print, color, typography, modular design, structure and organization, blogs, podcasting, links, content management systems and making regular updates • Posting editor • Tech editor • Web-editor-in-chief Information Graphics and Visual Reporting: design styles, researching/fact finding, graphic size, structure, and organization, conceptualization, sketching, typography, headline/content writing, trends in newspaper graphics reporting, trends in magazine graphics reporting, adding stress to key words, bullet point creation and use, software instruction, visual storytelling • Multimedia editor Television Journalism: Reporting, researching, interviewing, broadcast writing and conventions, story selection and newscast lineup, producing, video shooting and editing, anchoring • Multimedia editor Ball State Scholarship:

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2 letters recommendation three writing design or photography clips with explanation one page narrative why should receive a scholarship all should accompany workshop registration form

http://www.bsujournalismworkshops.com/pdf/09summer_stu_packet.pdf

Kansas Journalism Institute Classes: New Media: Students will create blogs and podcasts documenting KJI and other campus events and explore ways to drive traffic to their blog and learn what makes a good journalistic blog/podcast. • posting editor • multimedia editor • tech editor • web editor in chief http://www.journalism.ku.edu/kji/application08.htm

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