Attached to this email is a worksheet about Bylines. Each student should have a byline for use on the JSR website. In the past, you’ve just made user profiles that introduced you to readers. This year, we ask you to create your own, more professional, byline. In the worksheet, you’ll find some examples. Please send us your byline by Wednesday, February 20. When you send your byline, please attach a headshot of yourself as well.
Be sure to think about time sensitivity when pitching and submitting your articles. Remember – your articles will be published, at the earliest, about a week after you first submit them. Make sure you don’t choose topics that will no longer be interesting or relevant by that time.
Be sure to format your submissions properly. Specifically, make sure that you change the title of your document and don’t submit articles that are “Untitled.” Make sure, also, to identify your image sources. Refer to this section of the Program Manual if you need further instruction:
Finally, there have been a few changes to the JSR website.
For one, there is a new FAQ section. Check it out if you want to see answers to some Frequently Asked Questions. On the right hand side of the site, we’ve also added links to current stories that are in the news on other sites. There’s also a set of reference links, including links to AP Style guides and college resources. You’ll also find a box that will help you connect with the program on Facebook. “Liking” our Facebook site will keep you up-to-date with what’s going on online, and we’ll also use it to post useful materials that can help you plan and write your articles.
Despite minimal support, LA’s Socialist candidate for mayor is reaching out to voters… Texas Governor Rick Perry wants California businesses to come to him… In Washington, the Congressional Budget Office has optimistic projections for 2013… Great Britain’s Parliament has passed a marriage equality bill… Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has become the first Iranian president to visit Egypt in 34 years…
An online campaign has emerged to punish Applebee’s for firing a server last month… R&B singer Chris Brown has been accused of lying about court-ordered community service he was ordered to perform… There is a new largest-known Prime Number… Synthetic marijuana may be far more dangerous than the real thing… Law school applications have decreased in the face of diminishing job prospects…
Rihanna, Sting, and Bruno Mars will perform together at this weekend’s Grammy Awards… Valentine’s Day is also Organ Donor Day… From February 15-17, the West Covina Civic Center hosts the San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival… The Academy Awards are on Sunday, February 24… Until March 3, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions hosts LA Existancial, “a double exploration of Los Angeles as myth as well as a site of cinema and crime…”
What’s new on the website?
Editorial: Arab Spring Reaches Two-year Anniversary
by Timothy Kang
Irvine High Stages Dance Concert
by Sally Oh
Editorial: High Schoolers Should Think Twice About Jobs
by Jennifer Shin
Naro Rocket Sparks Peninsular Space Race
by Charles Min
Officials Expect N. Korea Nuclear Test
by Aileen Seo
GOP Proposes Arming California Teachers
by Keren Yi
Girls’ Generation Makes Fresh Attempt with “I Got a Boy”
by Joon Kwang Seo