USC Annenberg Media Resources

CMS Instructions for Radio Segments

CMS COMPONENTS YOU NEED TO FILL OUT

NOTE: THIS WILL SHOW UP ON YOUR AUTHOR PAGE AND REPRESENTS THE QUALITY OF YOUR WORK. IT IS SEARCHABLE BY ANYONE LOOKING FOR YOUR WORK.

STEPS:

Log into ARC Publishing

Select ARC Publishing

Select Composer

Click Blank Story Template

Create A New Story

Begin on Planning Tab

WRITE YOUR HEADLINE IN WORKING HEADLINE This is the headline (HL) to your story.

Use sentence case: Only capitalize first word and proper nouns eg. Riverside pushes back against state water restrictions

No punctuation.

Use as few words as possible. Stay away from unnecessary adjectives and adverbs.

Use the present tense.

Make sure the headline speaks to the overall subject of your piece.

AUTHOR

Find your name. Please also add additional authors who have contributed to or worked on the piece. NOTE: You need to have an author profile. If you don’t, you need to create one. It’s important for you to add your bio and picture in ARC. Remember — your work is searchable by future employers.

Save all of this in upper righthand corner.

Click on META

WRITE A DESCRIPTION This is a short summary. Two sentences. (100-150 WORDS)

ADD SEO KEYWORDS

These are words anything a search engine should notice. Proper nouns, names etc. They should be be unique to your story.

ADD STORY TAGS

Terms that are broader. The umbrella story. Eg. Admissions scandal. Immigration. Trump. USC.

Save Your Post

Upload a Photo

Go to ARC Home

Open Photo Center

Upload Images

Select File

Upload

Edit Image Details

Add Caption In Caption

Full Sentences With Punctuation.

This Is What It Should Be: (Photo by: First and Last Name) or (Photo courtesy of: first and last name/AP)

Add Photographer: Your Name Or Name Of Photog Who Took Photo

Add Keywords: Specific To Your Story, Hit (+) Sign

Save Go Back To Composer

Go To Featured Media

Select Media Type: Image

Select Media Key: Basic

Add Media

Note: If You Don’t See Your Photo, Make Sure It’s Sorted By Date Uploaded.

Click Photo And Hit Select

     ❖ If you download the photo from AP Image: a. Go to: http://www.apimages.com b. Login: atvnep@gmail.com c. Password: News_watch@6 d. Search for image e. Download photo

Hit Save Lastly, Add Internal Memo Note

Go Back To Compose

Hit Add Internal Memo Note

Write – Ready For Editor Review – Name

Copy URL and Paste In Your Trello Card

Let Your Producer Know You’ve Completed This Step

You’re Done ****DO NOT EMBED AUDIO. ONLY MANAGERS DO THIS.***** If you are doing a segment that requires a standalone web post (i.e. Ampersand, Match Volume, Trojan Tales, etc.), this step also needs to be completed:

Click on Compose Tab

WRITE SUBHEADLINE: Goes where it says subheadline.

This is a quick tease that’s shorter than the description. It appears underneath your TITLE/HL on the webpage. Should be one sentence. Eg. The Inland Empire’s largest city, Riverside, was ordered to cut its water use by 28 percent, but Riverside city officials say that’s unfair, and the city has threatened to sue.

ADD A SUMMARY This provides context to your story. Not a tease. This is a longer description of your piece (a couple of paragraphs), or you can paste your script in here but make sure it is not in all-caps. It could also be something extra that you didn’t include in your script, as well.

Eg. Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown made good on a threat that had been hanging in the air for months. He ordered the state’s first-ever mandatory cuts in water use. For the city of Riverside, that would amount to a 28-percent cut. But Riverside officials say it’s unfair and says it won’t follow the mandate. Etc. (not going to post entire print story but here’s a link.)

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