Important things to keep in mind
when doing stories for the Centurion:
If you sign up to do a story, be sure to
get it in, on time. If the story falls through, let us know ASAP.
All articles should be a MINIMUM of 500
All articles should have your name on
All articles that involve getting student
opinions on a topic - what do they think of the weather, etc. -
should have quotes from AT LEAST five different students. One or two is
To you get student quotes you need to go
out around campus - the Linksz Pavilion, the cafeteria, the Gateway
lobby and the Fireside Lounge are good places - and interview them.
Interviewing a few Centurion staffers in the newsroom is not enough.
When you quote a student you must include their full name, age, major and where they live.
Example: Jane Smith, 18, a communications major from Yardley, said...
If you quote a professor or someone else
who works on campus, just include their job title.
Example: Tony Rogers, a journalism professor at Bucks, said...
Always refer to the college as Bucks, not
Never use the first person "I" in news
Always include plenty of background
information in your stories. If you get information from the Internet,
be sure to attribute it to the website where you found it.