Put in new articles sent by the editor. Put the headlines on the front and link to the articles. .
To make a new
page for each new article, copy from page templates.
Template examples: News/ap-today_x.shtml, News/ap-RR_x.shtml
Name the new pages according to the date. Example: today012613_a.shtml
Headline links on the front are generally in Arial bold, 12 point.
If an article is to run more than one day (common with articles in Community and Teaching & Learning sections), note that in a comment (not visible to the public) after the headline.
For PDF items such as county meeting minutes, put PDF in parentheses after the headline so readers will know the page will take longer to load.
Standard formatting on article
Headlines: Arial bold, 18 point
Subheads: Arial, 14 point
bold italic, 12 point
For occasional first-person articles (written with "I," "my"), use a byline under the headline on inside pages (so that when it says "I," readers know who it is).
Text: Times New Roman, 12 point
Credit line: Arial bold, 10 point
(in square brackets at end of article)
Add link if available. (See samples.)
Local headlines from Top Stories also go under the Local heading in the News section.
Close Up is
linked from two sections on the front: Top Stories and News.
Individual Close Up items are also on separate pages and linked from the Community section.
Delete items when the events are done or according to the editor's directions.
Calendar submissions are forwarded by editor. Others are based on info in articles or button ads on the front.
Don't use links when they include other advertising or links to other publications.
(Don't use this, for example: http://www.mtpulaskiil.com/)
Add article links if related articles have been posted. Example: (See article.)
Add links from LDN button ads. Example: (See publicity.)
Use templates for funeral home submitting the info (Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Peasley, Holland Barry & Bennett, or other). Use two page templates for each obit: the introductory page with the basic info and the second page with a copy of material sent from the funeral home.
Put linked names in list on the obituary page. Also list newest (added since previous posting time) at the bottom of the Community section.
Copy the site to the next day after 11 a.m.
See Nila's "Directions for rolling over
the paper" in "guidelines" folder of Outlook inbox. Also do "locktomorrow"
code at the end (see Jim's info in "guidelines" folder).
To start a new month, see Nila's "what I did to make it work" in "guidelines" folder.
Another, older way:
File > New > Empty Web Site > Fill in URL for next day to make new folder
Then, with folder for current day open, select all files and folders ("Web Site" tab) except the "_private" folder. Copy and paste to the folder for the new day (copying process takes a few minutes).
For a new month, copy for a new month folder first, then do the new day.
When the copy is done, update the front
using the site folder for the day.
File > Open Site > archives.lincolndailynews.com > year > month > date
On the index page (index.shtml),
add the archives link for
the most recent day, along with headlines from Top Stories and other local stories
(not AP articles). Take out the oldest daily link at the bottom.
Update the date at the top of the page, or, if automatic dating is used, open and save the page on the posting day to activate the update.
In the Top Stories section
(fp_top stories.htm), take out the top picture and caption.
Move previous day's headlines to below the yellow highlighted Yesterday's Top Stories heading (or Weekend Top Stories, on Mondays). If an article is to be used again the next day, omit it from the list under Yesterday's Top Stories.
In News, Business,
Community, Leisure and Sports sections, take out previous day's
pictures, captions and headlines (mostly AP) that aren't running again. Other links stay in.
In the Community section especially, check date comments and remove links to outdated articles.
Delete page files for previous
Example: When working in a new folder for July 15, 2013, delete page files with names indicating July 14, such as business071413_x.shtml, news071413_x.shtml.
Exception: Don't delete the most recent Top Stories pages, since those links are used again under Yesterday's Top Stories.
Note: Other people handle church section files and Grab Your Fork.
Rename dated page templates
with the date for the next day.
(These are for AP pages mostly and are near the top of the page files in the News folder.
Example: For July 15 posting, rename ap-sports071413_x.shtml to ap-sports071513_x.shtml.)
Delete outdated items from calendar,
community section and obits.
(See notes on the obit page for details.)
with a list of archives links to the previous day's local articles in those
Others to be updated: business, ruralreview, teaching, health, family, tourism, outandabout, letters.
(The pages are linked from the front sections.)
Misc. other pages with archives links: bsns_chamber, bsns_mainst, booklook.
Local articles usually go above the Day Planner box and state articles below the box.
Recalls: Information on product recalls runs on Mondays under "National"
in the News section. Copy the material from the past week's entries at
Headline: Recalls announced
Extension: A weekly column from John Fulton and others runs under Rural Review and Top Stories. It's
in the Top Stories section just one day. In Rural Review, the link goes at the
top of the section the first day it runs and then stays in below the daily grain
report until the next column
comes, usually in the middle of the week.
The column doesn't run during the winter.
Extension also sends other articles that usually run for one day, or as directed by the editor.
Gas prices: Updates available from http://www.illinoisgasprices.com/Lincoln/index.aspx, http://www.illinoisgasprices.com/Bloomington/index.aspx and http://www.illinoisgasprices.com/Springfield/index.aspx.
Ag links: A couple of links to ag articles can be added each day (under "Agriculture news elsewhere") from sources such as http://farmprogress.com/prairie-farmer/ and http://www.agrinews-pubs.com/.
Links under Close Up and Teaching & Learning are generally dated with a comment (not visible to public) to show how long they run.
The links for library and park district notes stay in. Update the pages when new material comes. Links also go under Top Stories the first day.
Links for District 27 menus and others are in this section during the school year.
Birth announcements stay in for a week.
(Sometimes they stay longer if no new ones have come in.)
(These are now done by someone else.)
Pages under Law & Courts are updated whenever the editor sends new
(These are now done by someone else.)
Police reports: News/police_reports.shtml
Fire and rescue calls: News/fire_rescue.shtml.
Court reports: News/court_news.htm
Other reports: News/marriage_licenses.htm and News/dissolutions.htm.
Keep the list of most recent obits updated.
HEALTH and LEISURE
Book Look runs about once a month on a Wednesday under Food, Family and Fun.
The link stays in for a week. The link also goes in Top Stories the first day
(linked to the regular Book Look page, not on a Top Stories page)
The Home Country column runs on Saturdays under Food, Family and Fun and
stays until the next column. The link also goes in Top Stories the first day
(linked to the regular features page, not on a Top Stories page)
Babe Winkelman column sometimes runs. The link also goes in Top
Stories the first day (linked to the features page, not on a Top Stories page)
It's under under Food, Family and Fun.
Flu facts from the local health department run seasonally in two places: one day in Top Stories and in the Health section until replaced by the next one.
A dental column has run in two places: one day in Top Stories and
for a week in the Health section.
The yellow highlighted Local heading in the Sports section is for whatever is submitted locally: Railer articles, Lincoln College and Lincoln Christian University sports reports, bowling reports, other.
For bowling reports, put "Logan Lanes" on the front along with the league name.
Mutterings: A column from Jeff Mayfield runs occasionally. Put the name of the column on the front page along with the link to the article. Use byline. Example below:
By Jeff Mayfield
The headline also goes on list of past articles: News/Mutterings_list.htm.
At the top of sports.shtml, keep a link to the most recent Mutterings column. The lettering is in white on dark blue background, just below the date.
The AP copyright year (at the bottom of articles) needs to be updated on the page templates at the beginning of the year.
Put in new dates for annual festivals: tourism.
The AP Stylebook is available online. Renewable around May.