- A ‘Good’ Title or Headline (see headline guidelines below)
- A few sentences for the lead paragraph, written for web audience.
- More is fine. Readers like content.
- Consider using a pull quote from your story to begin the piece.
- Audio: broadcast ready audio file, mp3 format.
- Name the audio file DD-MM-YY_ShowName.mp3.
- A Featured Image: 1000×500 jpg, optimized to less than 100kb, (2:1 aspect ratio) additional images can be included in the body of the post. .png files can be much larger, so use .jpg images unless there’s a specific reason for a .png. Take a few photos of your guest / subject with your phone! landscape (horizontal) oriented, not portrait.
- Rename your images files something meaningful other than the default “IMG_34822.jpg”.
- Include image captions, credits.
- Embed or include web links as relevant to piece. Look for associated twitter or facebook accounts to use in social media promotion.
- Include the show name and day the piece will air or aired.
- Submit your text as close to verbatim as possible. Be open to your copy being edited.
- Check your spelling again. Don’t use apostrophe’s in plurals.
- Check again to see if all files (text, images, audio) have meaningful names? (not myshow.doc, pic1.jpg, etc..)
- When ready, submit all content together at once. A link to zipped google drive or dropbox file is preferred.
- Slides from May 2015 Content Workshop
- KGNU Jan 2015 Retreat Handout on submitting content (short)
- January 2015 Retreat Slides on Digital Content Submissions
- NPR Headline Checklist
- AP Style Guide
More Content Tutorials:
- http://training.npr.org/ – lots of great resources, including some listed below
- Writing Good Headlines
- Writing for Web
- Style Guides
- More Writing For Web (NYU)
- BBC Web Writing
- How to take awesome photos
Stock Photo Resources:
- Awesome Stock Photo Resources
- Why are stock photo sites useless for human interest stories?
- Free Marijuana User Stock Photos – from DrugPolicy.org
- pixabay.com: public domain images.