COPY FLOW BASICS First draft 1. Department editor assigns story to writer. 2. Writer begins writing story and communicates to department editor what visuals the story warrants (ie: Source will contribute own photo, or photo needs to be taken by staff photographer). First draft of story deadline is ten days from assignment. 3. Department editor makes a very thorough photo request to the photo editor, explaining precisely what shots they need (or the photo editor will kick it back to writer). 4. Writer turns in story to department editor, who reports that to the managing editor (also called the ME). 5. Department editor edits the story and passes it to deputy editor to edit. Edits should be made only to the paper copy of story. 6. Deputy editor edits the story and passes it to the editor-in-Chief (also called the EIC). 7. EIC edits story, gives it to Editorial Director with changes identified. a. The first round of editing should take ONE WEEK. 8. The Design Director approves the art/photos, continues to work on layout. SECOND DRAFT 9. Story goes back to department editor to give to writer 10. Writer makes changes and gives it back to the department editor. 11. Department editor reports to the ME that second draft is done. Department editor then reads/edits story again and gives revised story to deputy director. 12. Department editor gives all backup story information (source email and phone number information) to research chief for legal/fact checking. 13. After making any changes, the writer emails story to department editor, who gives the story a final edit. 14. Department editor puts electronic copy of story (in proper formatting as detailed in memo) in Scoop listserv dropbox. 15. The writer doesn?t see story again until it's in layout, however there may need to be some rewriting to make sure the story fits the design. 16. The EIC does final read of story in layout. She/he may again add information, or suggest changes, ask questions, etc.
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