Need To Know

Gear Checkout

So you’re ready to shoot a feature or a game and you need some gear! We have you covered! Just a few rules of the road before you check something out: Gear Checkout Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed  Equipment Checkout Student Publications provides equipment to qualified staffers who need cameras and accessories for… Read More Gear Checkout

Need To Know

Billing or $$$!

So you’ve written a story and want to get paid. Now what? IMPORTANT DEADLINES TO REMEMBER Bills need to be to your editor by TWO DAYS before the first of the month. Here’s the deadline for the Spring 2021 Semester: February 24th March 29th April 28th May 4th Your editor then needs to have the… Read More Billing or $$$!

Training

News Writing

Writing is the backbone of a newspaper, and news is the primary source for Herald content. Because of this, it’s essential for writers to know the basics of what makes a strong article. Check out these links to learn about being a news reporter. News Writing News Writing Basics (Journalist’s Resource) Writing Tips Inverted Pyramid

Training

Web Publishing

Our website, wkuherald.com, uses the content management system TownNews’s Blox CMS. To gain access to publishing on TownNews, please see Carrie for an account. To log into your account please visit their login page: https://admin-newyork1.bloxcms.com/ Publishing To learn more about publishing on the website please visit the Blox Training Quick Start Guide: There you will find information… Read More Web Publishing

Editing

Editing

Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work. Copy editing (also copy-editing or copyediting, sometimes abbreviated ce) is the process of reviewing and correcting written material to improve accuracy, readability, and… Read More Editing

Training

Photojournalism

The primary role of a College Heights Herald photojournalist is to be a strong visual storyteller.  By photographing, editing, and presenting images in the Herald and on our website, we need you to tell a story in a way that no one else in our community can. From photographing greek events, to WKU sports, to breaking… Read More Photojournalism

Training

Design

No matter how good a newspaper’s content is, it won’t matter if reader’s aren’t enticed to pick up a copy. Designers are an integral part of every staff who help boost circulation with an informative and creative layout. Check out these links to learn about being a designer. Designing An introduction to news design (SchoolJournalism.org)… Read More Design

Training

Ethics

WHY ETHICS? As a member of the staff of the College Heights Herald and WKU Talisman, you are expected to follow a code of ethics that should be considered when making reporting decisions. Inevitably you will face situations where you have to make a decision and here are some resources to help you along. Student… Read More Ethics