Cock-up of the week:
From a (despairing) senior Reuters’ sub on Feb 8: “This was the intro on our Maldives story today … Bear in mind that this is Reuters … “
“The Maldives, one of the world’s most renowned tourist destinations, installed a new of everday Maldivian life, was far from the tourists who stream to the chain of desert islands, seeking sun-and-sand paradise at luxury resorts that can command $1,000 a president after the man credited with bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean islands resigned, apparently under military pressure following a police mutiny.”
Wake Up Exercises (we’ll use cover-it-live to compare)
Note: Have set up an intranet to run editorial, technical (and other) ops. It’s at http://www.vox-asia.com/intranet. Please ensure you’re signed up to a. the intranet itself b. to the group, All and c. to other relevant groups.
Note: Have added (a link to) Paola’s technical project teams to the class website — to do this required the use of the custom menus feature. I’ll demo a how to — with a comparison to JMSC main set which uses an older template that doesn’t permit this function.
VA Tech Project Team to:
Remove the Budget 2011 widget from the front page / clean out the spam comments / look at installing the flwg plug-ins: Smushit / Mac Pictures (or a good gallery?) /
All: get CE coverage underway. Also see assignment 4
News story on nomination period
Multi-Media — All stories must contain multi-media elements — words and photos OK once or twice but I’m looking for more …
LNY — fast facts section? Lai see? Chunyun? expat guides?
No story should stand alone — ie a video story requires a meaningful intro — and perhaps hyperlinks
Pix — if they are good enough to use, they are good enuff to see -
Remember the more tag / busted headlines – check max character
Soundslides – MUST be put through the pro version …
Six signs …. use of copyrighted photo. No excuse. It’s watermarked.
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Yujia – run SS thru pro version – remember to caption the pix – esp the station pix. Why SZ pix dumped here?
Suhani – upfix pix: collage? Who is the man with Martina? Is that a lawn? Add some description re the prty in the caption. Pix are not really good enough. If you have inadequate pix, try and compensate thru imaginative layout.
Remember to ital foreign language words.
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