All of our correspondence will be done through Gmail and Google Docs. We will also be using Google Calendar and Google Drive. Please make sure that you guys are all using a Gmail account. If you do not own a Gmail Account, please make one and notify the program coordinator of the newly made Gmail Account.
If your email account allows for Gmail/Google Doc access, there is no need to create a Gmail account.
If the email account you utilize for submissions is different than the email you have provided, please ensure that we are updated and we utilize the correct email to correspond with you.
When submitting a pitch to us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You DO NOT need to share a document with us.
Your email subject line should read: [22-Cycle#] - BLUE/RED/GREEN - Pitch
Then your email should have the following components:
- topic/possible headline
- who you plan on interviewing
ALL pitches should be approved by the following Wednesday. If you DO NOT receive an approval, DO NOT stop writing. Even without the approval, write your first draft and submit it by your respective deadline.
First and Final Drafts
When sharing your documents with us, please ensure that they are shared with the following people.
First and Final Drafts: email@example.com, your student editor’s email
The “Share” button is on the top right corner and looks like this -
Once you click it another window will open that looks like this –
When you are “sharing” your Google Documents with us they must be shared as follows:
First Drafts/Final Drafts: shared with firstname.lastname@example.org, your student editor’s email
When sharing, please make sure that the settings are set to “Can edit” - that way your student editor and the program coordinator can leave you comments and proofread your drafts.
Please make sure you share in this manner otherwise, we will not be able to figure out what you have turned in and you will not receive credit for your article submission.
Editors: If your reporter has shared their first draft/final draft with you and NOT with jstudentboard, please SHARE! That way, we can also keep track of ALL submissions!
Word Count: Your article must be between 500 and 600 words.
Images: All articles must be submitted with TWO photos. Both photos must have a caption and a photo credit detailing the source of the photo. This is also even if you took the photo yourself.
When formatting your caption and photo credit please ensure they follow this format below the photo.
Caption A : Image caption here
[Source: images sources here]
Caption B: Image caption here
[Source: images sources here]
***** the BRACKETS [ ] ARE VERY IMPORTANT!
If you are the author and you also took the photos you are submitting, format your caption and photo in this manner.
Caption A: Image caption here
[Source: Author, First and Last Name]
Lastly, if you are submitting an article that is a report of an event that you attended, PLEASE try and include photos of the actual event. It is not customary for articles to publish generic photos with events.
Note on Images:
Images cannot be taken from “just anywhere”. They must be images that we have permission to use. Here are some acceptable sources.
Associated Press Images
The Korea Daily has license to use AP images in its papers. Thus, you may use AP images.
The easiest way to find an AP image using Google is to search for what you want along with the keywords “associated press”. Then, follow the link to see the original image and make sure that it’s been credited to the Associated Press. In your image credits, include the photographer’s name as well as AP.
[Source: Associated Press, Photographer’s Name]
**Do not use images from other image service companies such as Reuters, Getty, or AFP.
Illustrations or photographs taken before 1930 are usually not under copyright protection.
Images created by agents of the United States Government during the course of their duty are in the public domain. US Government sites end with “.gov”. Government images include photos taken by NASA, photos taken by official White House photographers, unclassified military images, and even some scientific diagrams. Make sure to check the legality of using images created by governments not in the United States.
Public Relations Photos and Illustrations
Companies and other organizations typically include banks of public relations images on their websites. These are created for the explicit purpose of being used by news organizations.
Logos and Screenshots
You are free to use the logo of a product that is being featured in the issue, as well as screenshots from websites that you are referencing.
Wiki commons includes a large amount of user-uploaded photos, many of which have been released for use. Before using images from Wiki Commons, look underneath it for information about permission to use. If an image is listed as public domain, or if it has creative commons license, you may use it as long as it’s credited.
You are always, more than welcome to use drawing, photographs, or other images that you have created yourself.
ALL GOOGLE DOCUMENTS (that are being submitted by sharing)
Titles: This is the Top of the Google Document (that is not part of the actual document)
Titles will be formatted as follows:
[22-Cycle#] - [BLUE/RED/GREEN] – First Draft/Final Draft – Headline
Here’s an example:
[22-1] - [BLUE] – First Draft – JSR Fall Semester Has Begun
Document Header: This is the top left corner of your document before you begin to write your article.
Please include the following at the top of your documents when submitting!
Name of Student Editor
[22 – Cycle #] - First Draft, Final Draft
Due Date (NOT THE DATE YOU ARE SUBMITTING)
So, include your name, your grade, the name of your student editor (if you are a student editor, just write your name twice), indicate [22 – Cycle #], indicate whether you are part of the Red, Blue, Green Group, indicate what the material you are submitting actually is, and indicate the due date.
HINT: If you make this once, for every article you submit, all you need to do is copy and paste it into your new article and change some of the minor details.
Make sure that when you are submitting the articles that it follows this format.
The header should already be there.
Start the next line with your Headline again. Write out your headline.
Then just press enter and begin your article.
Your article does not need to be double-spaced. It is actually preferred if your article is single-spaced. Also, please avoid any unnecessary formatting.
At the end of your article, please include your bi-line.
Bi-Line: Name, Grade, high school (on the next line)
Whitney M. Ahn, Grade 18
JSR High School
Then include your image captions, image sources, and finally your images at the end.
Please refer above for caption/source formatting. Remember you need TWO!
Then share the document with those it needs to be shared with.
(jstudentboard & student editor)
It should something like this: Here’s an example:
Once the pitch has been approved, please write your first draft. Please share your first draft. When submitting a final draft, please make sure you are “sharing” the document one more time with the Title, Header, and Due Date changed on the document you are submitting. That way we can see that this is a new document and not the old one.
Many more emails than we can count come in through our inbox a day. In order to ensure that your email is read~ please make sure and send your emails with this particular subject line.
JSR – INQUIRY – Blue/Red/Green
This way we know that it is a student inquiry and we will respond accordingly and in a timely manner.
Please do not submit articles with an attachment as JSR-INQUIRY.