Uploading to the Eagle’s Eye website

To upload to snceagleseye.com, you will need to log into the site as a user: snceagleseye.com/wp-admin

You cannot log into the site until you been made a contributor or an editor by the online editor.

Here are instructions for uploading stories to the site.How to Post on SNCEAGLESEYE

Prepare your Preparing web images for the web in Photoshop: RGB, 72 dpi.

Make sure you set the publish time for 6 a.m. on the Thursday of publication.

It’s important to do your SEO for each story as well.

1. Content – Is the story broken up into readable chunks? Bullet points?

2. Keywords – What would you say is the most important word in this story? Make sure that word is in the headline, even trying to put it in the first paragraph.

3. Links – Link to other websites, blogs, or past articles in the Eagle’s Eye. A link should provide new information that contributes to the story’s value.

4. Headline – This is what is seen on Google, so carefully think about your headline. Include your keyword, keep it present tense, make it interesting in five to 10 words. Remember anything over 69 characters won’t show up on Google.

5. Meta description – Try to summarize the story in a sentence using the keyword. You can use the first sentence if it summarizes the story; otherwise, write something new.

6. Put meta descriptions on your photos.


Designing Pages

The Eagle’s Eye uses a modular layout for its basic page design. Essentially, a page designer will use various rectangles (photos, text, cutlines, headlines, BOBs) to create a page. This type of design eliminates “dog legs” or hard to read text wrapping around ads, etc.

If you are new to modular design, Tim Harrower, the author of The Newspaper Designers’ Handbook, has a  tutorial, called Story Design: Step by Step.

Now having said that the Eagle’s Eye is based on modular design, there is no reason why a page designer cannot break the rules now and then. In fact, it should be encouraged!

Of course, you need to know the basics of InDesign and Photoshop.

Here’s also 35 Tutorials for various facets of designing magazines and newspapers.

Sierra Nevada College Student Media Policy

Sierra Nevada College recognizes the educational and societal value of encouraging the uninhibited, robust, free and open discussion of issues and ideas on America’s college and university campuses. It is therefore the policy of the executive leadership of Sierra Nevada College that all student‐edited campus media have been established as designated public forums for student expression. It is the intent that student media will provide a full opportunity for its students to inquire, question and exchange ideas and that they will strive to reflect all areas of student interest, including topics about which there may be dissent or controversy.

The Sierra Nevada College Student Media Policy must be read and signed by all students enrolled in journalism classes who will be reporting and writing for the Eagle’s Eye student newspaper.

Sierra Nevada College Student Media Policy