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Seraph Staff Manual - Table of Contents
Welcome to The Seraph
Letter from the editor-in-chief — goals for the year
Editorial policy

The Seraph Staff
Editors’ addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, AIM screen names
Staff list (editorial board and staff)
Job descriptions – editors, writers, reporters
Editors’ schedules

Getting started – Read This Before You Begin!
Elements of a News Story
How to Write and/or How Not to Write

Reporting and information gathering
Interviewing tips
Evaluating Internet sources
Internet theft
Government websites
Anonymous sources
Press conferences
ASNE KRT Campus

Writing
News writing basics
Leads
Headlines
Copy edit before you turn it in
File format guidelines

Sports
Basics of sports writing
Elements of interest in sports stories
Tips for better sports coverage
More tips for sports writing
Still more tips
Topics for sports features
Sports terms
Sports photography

Photography
General guidelines
Photography websites
Sports photography

Special coverage types
Editorials
Opinions
A&E reviews
Polls and surveys
Infographics

Law and ethics
Copyright law basics
Internet theft
Libel – SPLC fact sheet
Invasion of privacy – SPLC fact sheet
First Amendment basics
First Amendment and private schools
Ethics
    Commandments, Principles, and Values
    When the Red Light Goes Off
    What Would You Do?

Issue planning and organization
Production timeline
Schedules and deadlines for each issue
Article suggestion list
Issue planning sheet
Issue layout planning form ("ladder")
Article Suggestion Form
Story plan
Photo request form
Beat report form
Meeting schedules – Editorial board, staff

Proofreader marks

The Seraph Style Manual

Design
The Seraph Design Manual
Design guide for Prep Poetry page
Layout notes – print edition