Reporting guidelines

OLD TEMPLATE:

  • Name
  • Date
  • Slug
  • Lead starts 1/3 way down page.

NEW TEMPLATE:

  • Headline   25 − 30 chars. / Deck   (1-3 decks)
  • Byline     Your name, email, twitter, cell
  • Explainer line:  60 − 140 chars.
  • Promotion:
    • Microblogging: Twitter (140 chars.) with link  / Tumblr, Crowfrog, etc.
    •   Social media:  Facebook, Google+,  photo or video
  • Media:     (as accessible URLs)
    •  Photos  (embed in WP blog)
      •   Cutlines:  ID subjects,  ID photographer
    •   Video  (YouTube, Vimeo, etc)
      •   ID subjects & videographer in subtitles
      •    Cutline needed under link photo
    •         Infographics / Maps   (embed in WP blog)
      •     Explainer cutlines
  • Story (600 − 1200 words)
  • Sidebar (300 to 500 words, use bullets for lists)
  • More info: Key documents in pdf;  URLs of groups mentioned in story, etc.
  • Optional:
    • Poll question
    • What’s next?
    •  Google map locations
    • Dateline    When published
  • For the editor:
    •  Contacts: Names, titles & email of interviewees  (minimum of 2)
    • Double check name spelling
    •  Your availability  / esp. Nights & weekends if you wont have cell