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The Stroud Courier Writing Guidelines

  • Articles must be at least 400 words unless stated otherwise. Longer articles are always better. It is easier to cut out words than add.
  • ¬†Pitched ideas must be about or relating to ESU campus or students
  • Collect quotes (student quotes are best)
  • Follow AP Style guidelines
  • Use Active Voice, strong verbs and concrete nouns
  • Do original reporting: talk to people, ask questions, get quotes, gather information to assemble your own piece.
  • Know your due dates and stick to them. If you need any adjustments to your deadline let your editor know immediately.
  • Keep in contact with your editors.

Feel free to email stroudcourier@yahoo.com with any articles. Our editors encourage pitching ideas which can be made through e-mail or by coming to our weekly meetings every Thursday at 2 p.m. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, contact our Editor-in-Chief Samantha Werkeiser or visit our office on the second floor of the University Center room 217.