How to file a story in The Lantern class and common problems to avoid.

Send me an email with the raw copy you sent your editors. Subject line should be Section, Number of story.

For example: if Dan is filing his first story for Campus, the subject line would be: Campus 1.

If Joan is filing her 4th story for Sports: Sports 4.

Send me everything you do for class, from full stories to commentaries to contributions for other stories. That way, you get credit/extra credit for everything. If you don’t send it to me, how can I give you credit?

COMMON PROBLEMS TO AVOID

* Know the rules on names, numbers, titles

* Missed/buried ledes, not prioritizing within 5 W’s and H for news and not taking advantage of feature opportunities

* Not enough sources, and stories that lack voices of authority

* Over reliance on email

* COMMAS OUTSIDE QUOTE MARKS!

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Job/interview tips

Network!! Look and listen!! Don’t be intimidated by “requirements.” Can I live with this? Stay humble but hungry.

Here is a great post on tools you can use to make yourself stand out when applying for a job. And note what he says: RESUMES SHOULD BE ONE PAGE! JUST ONE! ONLY ONE!

A very prominent alumna passed this along for me to share with you all.

Interview tips:

Be early.

Dress nice.

Do your homework on the company, the people….and the competition.

Take notes.

Have questions, even basic ones. Examples: typical work day? Why do they work there? Highlight this year? Goals?

If you’re stumped, stall effectively.Examples: Restate the question. Tell you what it won’t be.

Eye contact.

Posture.

Bring examples.

Always bring ideas.

Please and thank you.

Follow up.

Ask for feedback either way.

Lie…maybe.