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Blog: An ad-gravating situation

Blog: An ad-gravating situation

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, JagWire editors-in-chief

November 2, 2012


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Austin speaking: Every year, both the JagWire and JAG staffs must reach a given quota by selling advertisements for either of the publications. This money is used to fund the journalism department and is what allows us to print our publications. This year, because both staffs are smaller, each sta...

Blog: Second issue a huge improvement

Blog: Second issue a huge improvement

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, JagWire editors-in-chief

November 1, 2012


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Austin speaking: Today was a special day. And by that I mean that issue two arrived. My excitement for issue one was overwhelming, but I was much more excited for issue two, knowing how much of an improvement it would be. All of the little kinks from issue one were resolved, our new staffers were...

Blog: Communication is key

Blog: Communication is key

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, JagWire editors-in-chief

October 18, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, OPINION

Austin speaking: In last week's blog, we discussed how we we were getting organized and finally getting into the groove of our positions as editors-in-chief. I've found that by becoming more organized, I am able to stay on top of my personal tasks and have time to do more checking up on other staff...

Blog: Working out the mid-issue madness

Blog: Working out the mid-issue madness

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, JagWire editors-in-chief

October 12, 2012


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Austin speaking: First off, I'd like to say how happy I am with how the paper and our staff is progressing. The newbies are finally getting the hang of things and we are working out all of the kinks that came with our first issue. The first issue was definitely a learning issue; having that experience...

Blog: Week 1: First worknight stress

Blog: Week 1: First worknight stress

Austin Gillespie, Kristina Milewski and Hanna Torline, editors-in-chief

September 21, 2012


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Austin speaking: Man, has this week been stressful or what? When I first applied for editor-in-chief, I expected things to get pretty crazy. But with the excitement of receiving the position and starting the school year, I forgot about the fact that being an editor-in-chief is not all play (well, so...

Blog: Week 34: The end

Blog: Week 34: The end

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

May 13, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

This is the last week of newspaper, and therefore the last week that we will be editors-in-chief. We decided to dedicate our last blog to saying goodbye and reminiscing on memories from the year. Sarah speaking: Throughout this year, there have been a couple of times where I have either had to...

Week 33: Selling ads

Week 33: Selling ads

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

May 6, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

In the fall, the newspaper staff spends a day selling ads to businesses and continues to try and sell ads throughout the year. The district pays for some of the newspaper publication costs, but the staff has to raise the rest of the funds. This year, the staff sold enough ads every issue to print a 20-page...

Week 32: Awards time

Week 32: Awards time

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

April 29, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

It's the time of the year when the staff earns awards through JEMKC (Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City) and the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. We have gotten many awards in the past week and are now looking forward to our state competition this coming Saturday, May 5. Sarah speaking: At...

Week 31: Returning staff members choose new staff

Week 31: Returning staff members choose new staff

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

April 22, 2012


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Every year, returning staff members spend one to two class periods reviewing applications turned in by students wanting to join the newspaper staff. Seniors are not involved in the decision making process, as they will not make up the staff next year. Sarah speaking: One of my favorite days of...

Week 30: Success at the national convention

Week 30: Success at the national convention

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

April 17, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

This past weekend, some of our staff attended the JEA/NSPA National Convention in Seattle. During the convention, we came back with many awards including fourth place for Best of Show for the newspaper, 10th for special section and second for website. Editor-in-chief Sarah Darby also was named a JEA ...

Week 29: Worknight memories

Week 29: Worknight memories

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

April 10, 2012


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Every issue deadline, the Newspaper has two "worknights" designed to help our staff complete the issue. The first worknight of the month lasts from 3-5 p.m. and then the following week on a Monday after the short worknight, we always have a "long" worknight which lasts from 3-9 p.m. Being in a room full ...

Week 28: Journalism dreams and nightmares

Week 28: Journalism dreams and nightmares

Jill Applegate and Sarah Darby, editors-in-chief

April 2, 2012


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

After spending so much time working with journalism throughout our day to day lives, both of us find ourselves sometimes dreaming about journalism. The following are just a few of those dreams. Sarah speaking: While Jill's dreams related to journalism seem to be easy to laugh about, my dreams have...

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