Your job is to help manage our story production. We need to know when news conferences, public meetings and breaking events are happening so we can assign a reporter. Your job is to keep track of the stories we need to cover — and the stories we are already working on.
- Keep the Ideas File current and tidy (if we’re using it). Short story descriptions only. Delete published ideas.
- Keep in contact with reporters on the status of their stories (i.e. how it’s progressing, provide/find extra assistance if needed). View the published stories for all reporters.
- Send out a daily email to everyone in the workshop of the stories reporters are working on (Send it to your instructors if you don’t have everyone’s email).
- Check the firstname.lastname@example.org email account every day for news releases. Password is in the passwords page (log in to view)
- Check the news releases for Halifax Regional Municipality and the Nova Scotia government
- Check Canadian Federation of Students website
- Check the Nova Scotia Tenders website daily. Click “Open Tenders”
- Check Statistics Canada’s upcoming releases
- Check Canada Newswire for news releases. Search for “university“, “college“, “halifax“, “nova scotia“and “postsecondary“
- Check for agendas of scheduled meetings (students’ union, board of governors, etc.) during your week and following week. Make phone calls to get background on issues of interest. Agendas:
- DSU agenda (& event calendar)
- Dalhousie senate meeting packages
- SMU Students’ Association
- SMU senate agenda
- SUNSCAD (email email@example.com )
- MSVU Students’ Union (meeting info: 457-6123)
- NSCC: Institute of Technology (email firstname.lastname@example.org; Akerley Campus (email email@example.com; Waterfront Campus (email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Halifax regional council for post-secondary education issues (agendas available Fridays before Tuesday weekly meetings)
- Check the social media sites of :
- Read daily newspapers for items of unews interest
- Scan campus/university press/events listings daily for story ideas
- Check court docket/decisions
- Input story ideas, events listings into the Ideas list and also UNews Editor Google Calendar (get password). As well, report to story meeting on new events/listings.
Phone the police daily for any relevant incidents:
- Police (media) 490-5154
- Police (night shift) 458-9563