Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Meet your SEO Fall/Summer Staff!

It's week five here in the Southeast Ohio Magazine newsroom and the staff is finishing drafts of stories, preparing for copy editing and design, and having a few laughs here and there.

The web staff is working on capturing a bit of the office humor for your viewing pleasure...stay tuned for "Quotes heard around the office," as well as staff answers to questions like, "If you could date any journalist, who would it be and why?"

To tide you over, check out this slide show of our glamorous colleagues.

Till next time,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First draft frenzy.

Today's the day the first drafts of department stories are due. I don't know if I can speak for the other writers, but for me at least it was a long weekend of gathering information and assembling my story, crafting a snazzy lead and a climactic ending. I worried the whole weekend about doing my subject matter justice, and it will be great to have the editors offer fresh eyes to the writing and help improve it. The editors are barreling through all of the drafts so writers can have edits done by Thursday, and drafts of the feature stories will be in next Tuesday. It's a quick turnaround, and everyone is hard at work. The clicking of keyboards fills our newsroom.

Our photo editor James is touching up our staff photographs, which should be posted next week. Speaking of pictures, here are few candid shots of our terribly attractive staff.

Until next time,

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Greetings from your Summer/Fall 2008 SEO Web Staff!

Hello Avid SEO Readers!

Boy do we have some great things in the works for the Summer/Fall issue of the Southeast Ohio Magazine, and the website too. Barely a week ago a handful of journalism students became the editors, writers, and designers of SEO magazine. Yeah I know, that sounds crazy right? We're all doing our best right now to bring you interesting stories from all over Southeast Ohio.

As this quarter's web staff, we'll give you an insider's look at what it takes to make the magazine, with interviews, photos, and videos to take you right where the action is. We're also working on changing some things around on the website to make it easier to navigate, and we're going to put up more web exclusive content.

All in all we've got a great group of students working on this issue, and I can't wait to see what t hey can come up with. Thanks for reading and be sure to check back often for more updates!

Coming up next: Staff pics

Ryan, Meredith, Stephanie, and Dana
SEO Web Staff