List of Production Tasks

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These are things that need to be scheduled and given a time block on your monthly production calendar so that you can create your newspaper. Use this with your MONTHLY PRODUCTION CALENDAR.

  • Budget meeting for paper space (advertising to info ratio)
  • Story pitch
  • Sectionalizing the paper
  • Brainstorming session
  • Story assignments
  • Work days for stories
  • Constants assignments
  • Story first deadline
  • Assignment of second stories if necessary
  • Dummy sketching of stories
  • Dummy sketching of paper
  • Suggested edits returned to reporters
  • Revised stories resubmitted
  • Advertising sales
  • Advertising proofing
  • Layout and design of ads
  • Layout and design of newspaper
  • Proofing of final newspaper pages
  • Newspaper submitted to publisher