COMM 313: Headline-writing exercise one
Write a 1-18-3 above each of these short stories (One column, 18 point, three line). Use the InDesign broadsheet hed size calculator to fit or count using the unit count method and hed sked. (See class reading.) Note that the hed sked indicates a one col, 18 pt hed can be a maximum of 20 and one-half units. (That's Univers medium, a sans serif typeface.)
Notes: As you are now the headline writer, someone else has copy edited the stories, so no need for you to. Read the stories on screen, and type the headlines on a separate document, identifying each by "slug" (brief name used by editors to track stories). Be sure to indicate breaks for each line of the three-line heds. Submit for grading only slugs (name of story), size of hed (all 1-18-3 in this case), and headline. If you use the InDesign count guide, copy and paste into Word or the body of an email as a standard 12-point text. Do not submit heds in actual size--you have indicated that already, in this case 1-18-3s. Also do not submit entire story.
Erv Nern, retired managing editor of the Plain High Reader, will describe his experiences at a student presentation hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists chapter on campus. The talk begins 7 p.m. Thursday in North Dakota State University's Memorial Union Ballroom.
Nern will describe the dramatic changes in journalism from the 1950s, when he began his journalism career, through today. The talk is free to students.
The East Snowshoe Stamp Club will feature items from the famed Franklin D. Roosevelt collection at an stamp bourse (exposition and sale) beginning Friday in Bismarck, N.D. Among items also on display will be an inverted Jenny air mail stamp of 1918 (Scott catalog number C1a) and the rare $1 CIA invert of 1979 (Scott 1610c).
Also featured will be favorite stamps of club president Ross Collins, including the $1 Cattle in Storm 1898 commemorative (Scott 292). Expertisers will be on hand to evaluate condition and worth of stamps brought in for examination. The public is welcome; entry fee is $5.
The Flatville, Minn., YMCA will launch new aerobics classes next month for participants interested in a new workout. Cardio kickboxing will feature movements from boxing and martial arts, plus exercises for speed, power and core strength. Cardio mix will offer a combination of step aerobics, weights, plyometrics, ab work and stretching for a total body workout.
Instructor R. F. Collins said the new workouts are designed to challenge exercisers at the intermediate level. For more information call the Y or consult its website, www.flatvilleymca.com.
It was the same old story, as the Snowdrift State University Women's Basketball Team continued to pick up steam in a quest for a third straight national championship. Like a snowplow, the Frostbiters iced over Northern Colorado 94-57, then froze out Nebraska-Omaha 97-63.
Seniors Debra Nern and Frances Frick closed out their regular season careers at the Frostbiter's Chalet Sports Arena as the university remains in command of the No. 1 ranking.
The East Gulch State University Bridge Society is offering players the opportunity to compete for cash and prizes at its 15th annual bridge tournament. The tournament will begin 8 a.m. Saturday at the Ditch Union Lounge.
Registration is free, but teams are asked to pre-register by calling club advisor Arvin Nern at 231-7295. Prizes include $50 first place, $25 second place, and two decks of East Gulch State-logo playing cards for third-, fourth- and fifth-place teams.