Devil's Tale

Submissions

Thank you for your interest in the Cronkite-Zine, an online magazine that showcases work produced by students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Directed by assistant professor Carol Schwalbe, the students in JMC 425 (Online Media) designed the navigation and laid out the pages.

Eligibility

We welcome submissions from all students who have taken a class at the Cronkite School.

Where to send

Please send all submissions electronically to Carol Schwalbe at cschwalbe@asu.edu. For details about the proper format, see the appropriate section below.

Contact information Be sure to include your name, phone number(s), and e-mail address.

VIDEO

Please provide QuickTime video, if possible. If you have only DV or VHS, however, we'll convert it. We prefer no Windows Media or Real Video. Video length is up to you, but if your piece is exceptionally long, please send an excerpt. We will inform users of the length of each piece.

SOUNDS

For audio submissions, we prefer aiff, wav, and mp3  files. Mini Disk is acceptable too. We discourage Real Audio but can work with it if necessary.

PHOTOGRAPHY

We are eager to present the work of photographers who have taken a class at the Cronkite School. Please submit your work on a CD, on a disk, or by e-mail to cschwalbe@asu.edu. Include the title, caption information with name of subjects and location where appropriate, date, and name of photographer, with copyright if applicable. Follow AP style. If possible, please send JPEGs. If you don't have a JPEG file or can't convert your photo to a JPEG, send us your photo in whatever digital format you can. If you have a print or 35mm transparency (slide) but don't have access to a scanner, give it to us as is. If accepted, we'll make a scan.

Photo portraits

Submissions, whether in color or black and white, should focus on a specific person or group and send a strong message in just one shot. A powerful portrait should capture an individual's personality and character without words. Be sure to include a caption for each photo identifying the subject and location.

Picture stories

Picture stories are a purely visual medium for sharing a theme or interpretation of events without words. We encourage photographers to use individual style and effects to tell a good story, whether in color or black and white.

Single shots

Single shots tell a story by themselves. We're looking for pictures in color or black and white with strong content interest and good composition. Pictures may fit in the categories of news, sports, or camera craft (artistic shots). Photographs are subject to editorial guidelines, especially those within the news or sports categories. Photographs submitted for camera craft (versus journalism) have more leeway with regard to Photoshop.

STORIES

Please use Microsoft Word and follow AP Style. Manuscripts riddled with grammatical, structural and spelling errors won't be considered. Submissions that include an excessive use of profanity and vulgarity are not welcome. All submissions may be edited for clarity. Please include photographs.

Depth reporting

We are interested in stories with teeth (or at least a little bite). Depth reporting may include an investigative piece, an enterprise article, or a remarkable story that defies categorization. Lots of research, solid reporting, and good writing are a must. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your depth story. Length: 1,000 words or longer.

Destinations

This section is intended to inform readers about places in the Valley they may not be familiar with but are worth visiting. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your destination piece. Length: 500 to 1,500 words

Essays

You can write about any topic, but you should provide readers with a critical or reflective analysis on an interesting subject. Essays are different from other types of journalism in that they generally include the author's personal view, stated directly or indirectly. Although we may make minor editing changes before posting essays, the integrity of the author's voice will be preserved. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your essay. Length: 500 to 2,000 words.

Experiences

This section showcases thought-provoking and inspiring personal stories about relationships, health, family, and real-life experiences. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your first-person story. Length: 750 to 4,000 words.

Features

We welcome feature stories written by Cronkite School students either for class or for other publications (with permission). These stories don't need to relate to a specific topic. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your feature. Length: 750 to 4,000 words.

How-to Articles

Submissions should either provide inspiration or show how to do something in an easy-to-follow, informative way. The tone can be serious or humorous, thoughtful or inspirational. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your how-to article. Length: 500 to 1,500 words.

Profiles

Submit a profile of a person, place, or organization that you feel would be of interest to zine readers. Review the current profiles for examples of quality work. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your story. Length: 750 to 4,000 words.

Toolbox

The toolbox contains resources to inform and inspire future journalists. Submissions may provide tips on generating story ideas, conducting interviews, effectively illustrating a story, or any other relevant topic. We welcome recaps of presentations on campus by a speaker of note. Items may take the form of an article, book review, interview, recap of a speaker's presentation, Q&A, resource list, or any other format that effectively provides tools for journalism students. If possible, please include photos or illustrations to accompany your article. Length: 250 to 500 words.

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