Tuesday, April 07, 2009

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  • Subject: Independent Florida Alligator Seeks Section Editors, Online Staffers and More!!

The Alligator is recruiting section editors and online staff. We are currently accepting applications for all positions. All students interested in getting involved with the Alligator this fall are encouraged to apply.

- A section editor is in a management position, responsible for finding, assigning and editing stories for grammar, content and style. Additionally, a section editor must communicate with other desks in the newsroom to work on collaborative projects.

- Online staff members help produce the paper daily, create multimedia and work on special online projects. Students with experience in video editing, HTML/CSS, Javascript and/or content management systems are preferred.

The deadline for submissions is August 21. Phone interviews will be held in the order that applications are received. It is possible that the position will be filled prior to the Aug. 21 deadline, so students are encouraged to complete the attached application as soon as possible. All applications should be sent to apply@alligator.org.

Brian Kelley

Managing Editor / Print

The Independent Florida Alligator

Cell: 904-412-4585


  • ACES scholarships for editors.
Click here to download an application form.

Quorum of the Twelve Apostates

An Interesting Freudian Slip?

April 6, 2009 - Brigham Young University's student paper, the Daily Universe, made a very interesting typographical error.

Instead of typing the word 'apostles' into the caption of the photo published in their newspaper, somebody 'accidentally' slipped in the word 'apostates.' The caption reads the phrase as 'Quorum of the Twelve Apostates' rather than 'Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.'

Which by all accounts is hilarious.

But Brigham Young University is feeling the heat. And the local media are having a field day with the story.

Apparently, some 18,500 newspapers were recalled to be completely reprinted and students were simply notified to visit the newspaper's website until the new editions were published and distributed.