Technologies brain behind the madness

Online web: The online web has been a huge success for the Kennedy Torch because it allows us to publish our stories/photos quicker and more frequently than issue. the online web is also easier to access by readers. Through SNO I summit my writing for the web to an editor who proofreads it and publishes it to kennedytorch.org.

Pages: To create and design pages the Torch uses In-design. This is helpful because it shows the exact planning of how your pages for issue will look like. In-design has many tools to help you design your pages like bleed lines, shapes, and pull quotes.

Example of an In-design page from issue.

Twitter: This is our main form of social media and we have multiple followers from Kennedy. We post things like info about events, links to our web stories, and schedules. Twitter is the fastest form of news we have.

Tape recorder: When getting information from sources its important to bring a tape recorder with you. As a writer you need to know exactly what the source said so you can quote them right, avoiding conflicts.

Microsoft word: is the primary place I go to type out my story. This is helpful because it can be sent online easily and changes can be made quicker. We upload all our writers stories on the web or on In-design so its important to have a typed out copy.

Camera equipment: We frequently use the camera equipment for Torch because its makes all our publishing better with visuals and attracts readers. I use the camera most for my own pages or issue stories, but I have taken pictures at sporting events.

Media has a huge impact on our generation and its important for to Torch to use it frequently.

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