Traffic Light Method for Journalism Students:

After writing my previous blog post relating to the differences and similarities between blogging and yearbook, there was a method I thought of pertaining to those who are deadline driven.

Of course, you know it can be difficult to finish your work and meet a deadline on time unless you work very hard to make sure you have no errors, misspellings and improper punctuation usage. Here is a method for students who are interested in journalism to think about:

Green Light:

  • When you have corrected your mistakes that were circled or underlined, print off a new copy of your corrected page and hand it in to the editor-in-chief. If no errors were found, you receive the “green light” and are ready to move onto your next assignment.

Yellow Light:

  • The yellow light means that there were some errors that have been spotted, but will be corrected by the staff to make sure that your page will be published on time.

Red Light:

  • Your deadline will have to be missed at least a few days because there were lots of mistakes noticed by the staff. For example, kicker titles. They may not match the theme to your yearbook. Or, the division page story has one too many grammatical errors and name misspellings.
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