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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