3. Course Description
From the Catalog:
Course through which students may earn credit on The Setonian (student newspaper) and its online counterpart. Meets for one hour per week, with an additional production lab for each issue (4 or 5 times per semester). Repeatable for credit.Production Labs
You are responsible for scheduling your own "production labs" in keeping with the needs of producing either the print or online issues of the Setonian. Your production lab may involve selling advertisements, editing articles, laying out pages, or doing almost anything related to getting the paper produced.
Writers and photographers get their names attached to their work, and thus already get credit for their work; the production lab is designed so that more people share the very important -- but far less glamorous -- work that goes into producing a paper.
If you are assigned to write a "breaking news" story or photo for the Setonian Online, outside of our regular print production schedule, I would be willing to count such work for part of your production lab, but please talk to me about it beforehand.
Please be assertive about finding out when you are most needed. If you wait until the last minute to ask for work, or you are only available from 2:17 to 2:43 on alternate Tuesdays when it is raining, I don't expect the student editors to drop what they are doing and find a way to squeeze you in. (You can work for The Setonian from home if you arrange to pick up stories to proofread, or if you help publish the Setonian Online -- it uses the same blogging software I'll be teaching you to use in class).
Remember that your peers are just as busy as you are, and they will
appreciate your responsibility and trustworthiness.
If you cannot carry out a task an editor has entrusted to you, please tell your editor when you're going to miss a deadline. Don't leave your peers hanging -- it's a matter of professionalism and simple good manners.
To schedule your production lab, contact the editor-in-chief, Valerie Masciarelli, or the online editor Evan Reynolds.