… more great election coverage!!! Nick’s story on early voting turnout is timely AND forward-looking. He notes that ISU’s satellite voting station may get cut because of low turnout. The story lede also paints a strong image of apathy. Nice work, Nick! Lana’s story on the Tufts survey is a nice complement to the election coverage. I like it because it’s interactive and gives students a chance to act. Nice job, Lana!
… an interesting and very readable SGA story from Harold! This story could have easily been a dry mishmash of “topics,” but instead Harold organizes the piece with subheads and an anecdotal lede that really make the story easy to digest. Excellent job!
… cool follow-up on alumna athlete Dani Prince by Jake! We need all of these stories we can get about alumni doing interesting things. Nice job Ben and Jake!
Scary tricks for…
… a dull presentation of the calaveras story. We could have had some close-ups of the decorated skulls. We could have used a plain-looking skull as a story canvass. There were options here, but we needed to think more creatively.
Thinking outside the pumpkin…
… to push through Nov. 4!!! Our brainstorming session for election stories was great, but it won’t matter if we don’t see those stories through to fruition.
Editors, stay on reporters about meeting deadlines (the earlier, the better).
Reporters, be dogged and creative in tracking down the sources you need. Don’t give up!
And photogs, be proactive in working with the eds and writers, so that we capture the election in people’s actions and in their faces. Our pictures need to tell their own stories.