Hello and welcome to The Avro Post.
You have joined a truly fantastic team of dedicated volunteer journalists and marketing professionals. You are here because you have been approved to join the Post. The first thing you need to do is to read this webpage. There is a lot of information but no worries, you can always come back to this page.
Whoever added you to our team will have asked for your email and they will have used it to add you to our Google Drive and WordPress, but don’t worry about that for now.
How does it work
The staff at The Avro Post work together to produce timely, unbiased and in-depth stories focused on the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College. We also allow for lifestyle and culture stories along with submitted opinion pieces.
There is the Board, and there is the Journalist Team and the Marketing Team.
The Board is made up of the Managing Director, Editor-in-Chief and the three editors for the University of Guelph-Humber, Humber College and Life.
The Avro Post Main Twitter Account will be posting breaking and developing news constantly — not every tweet needs a story with it, and not every story needs a tweet to precede it. Not every story is breaking news, but every story will be automatically showcased on the TAP Twitter.
How to report
Marketing folks: Scroll down.
First thing you need to know is that we adhere to an extremely strict Style Guide that we provide to you. It is based on the Canadian Press. Want to know more about why we use this? Click here.
Second thing: We use a website and app called Slack for all team communications.
The Avro Post adheres to strict rules in regards to style and unbiased reporting. We do have analyst pieces as well but those are still to remain balanced.
For the first few articles, you will likely need to have our style guide open for reference. Also, until you are approved by an editor, all your articles will need to be edited and then the editor will publish it.
All staff at TAP have access to the Staff Hub, where they can access our Style Guide (which builds on Canadian Press and adds our own formatting information), social media guides and more. The Hub is pretty useless and has FAQ links and resources like “how to start an article” etc. There is also this orientation page you can always return to if you get stuck, especially in the first few days.
The Avro Post is known to the administrations at both the University of Guelph-Humber and Humber College. We have attempted to become a society and were a short-lived IGNITE club in March 2018. We are hoping to vie for a levy in he fall of 2018 and get funding based on students tuition so that we can gain some official status.
While all of the IGNITE student leaders who interacted with us in 2017-2018 are no longer in elected positions, we were working to discover intentions during the college faculty strike and reported on student opinions of the organization–thus, they may accuse us of bias where we had none. This is a heads-up in case you are questioned.