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First-year students Orkhan Rzayev and Danielle Thomas, junior Todd Kelley and senior Bradly Gill show certificates won at the 2006 Arkansas College Media Association contest. The Voice took second place for Best Web edition. (photo by Jim Brewer)
Brooke Burger, J.J. Jackson; back, Kevin Sims, Marcus Roberts and Todd Kelley pose with the Third in State Best Web Edition at the 2007 ACMA convention held in Little Rock at the Clinton Presidential Library. (photo by Latoya Shelton)
Editor-in-Chief Linna Jones, adviser Ronald Sitton, Managing Editor Douglas Boultinghouse, Arts & Entertainment Editor Candi Marshall-Daniels and Sports Editor Devin Lockhart hold awards from the Arkansas College Media Association. The 2010 conference and awards ceremony also completed Sitton¹s first year as ACMA director.
The Voice staff attends the 2011 Arkansas College Media Association conference, where it won 11 awards. Front row (from left) Adviser Ronald Sitton, Chief Photographer Aaron Etue, Editor-in-Chief Douglas Boultinghouse, Co-Arts and Entertainment Editor Brittany Gilliam Sears, Commentary Editor Susan Pruitt, Around Campus Editor Shane Glass; back row (from left) Managing Editor Indra D. Kriner, Caleb Burger and Candi Marshall-Daniels

    Thanks for becoming a part of The Voice, the University Arkansas at Monticello's bi-weekly online news source. Staff meetings will be held Mondays from 11 a.m. - noon in 106 Wells Hall.

    As you can see from the faces above, previous staffs set the bar pretty high for you. They took the same classes, faced some of the same challenges and walked away with statewide recognition. That's your goal. The multi-faceted organization allows students to participate in a wide array of functions. Participation requirements include regular attendance at meetings, the ability and willingness to follow through on assignments, and a commitment to detail. You should be familiar with everything appearing in the student publication's handbook.

   This handbook presents all UAM student media policies and procedures in a clear, easily referenced manner. Reading it will make you aware of how student publications operates. The handbook conveys requirements of each and every member of the staff.  It lists everything from general policies and procedures to writing tips and sample forms. Revisions to the handbook should occur every year as new rules, regulations and problems occur. The handbook acts merely as guide. For further reference, consult the Associated Press Style book, other journalism reference guides or your faculty adviser.

BackgroundProceduresEquipmentWork Study
Mission Statement
Organization for Operation
Facilities for Operation
Policies and Procedures
Beat FAQ
Code of Ethics
Using Macs, Word, Quick Keys
Five Rules of Journalism
Current Beats
Interview Guide

Notes & Quotes
Article Format
Olympus Digital Voice Recorder VN-5200PC
Sony ICDB600 Voice Recorder
Panasonic RN-305 Micro Cassette Recorder
Sony Microcassette-corder M-450
Kodak EasyShare CX6330 (3.1 MP)
Kodak EasyShare CX7430 (4 MP)
Kodak EasyShare C530 (5 MP)
Olympus Stylus Tough 6020 (14 MP)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S730 (7.2 MP)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H2 (6 MP)
Flip UltraHD Camcorder
Work Study Editors
Work Study Lab Hours
Work Study Routine
Work Study Editing Routine
I Saw You in The Voice!
Lab Key
Transmittal Form
Incident Report

   Will Whiting originally compiled much of this material in March 2004, adapting much of its material from Arkansas State University’s Herald Staff Manual. The Herald has been a success at ASU for more than 15 years. In addition, information from the Society of Professional Journalists, College Journalism Workshops and various text sources were used to compile this guide. Due to our rotating staff, this manual should serve as a guide for future editors and staff members alike. Dr. Ronald Sitton, adviser to the UAM student media, originally revised the manual over Christmas Break 2004. Editor-in-Chief Brooke Burger updated the document for Fall 2007. Sitton updated the guide in summer 2011 and summer 2012.

If you don't understand something in this Web note, please e-mail Dr. Sitton.

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