Oct 17, 2012

Start 6:08 pm

Proposed Agenda

  1. 1.            Review the conference at TRU (Shelley, Geoff, Randy, Leila).
  2. 2.            Planning for the next issue.
  3. 3.            Advertising agreement and selling tips.
  4. 4.            Planning for NASH conference.
  5. 5.            Planning for our marketing campaign for the upcoming referendum.
  6. 6.            Open discussion

 

All in favour for agenda

Second motion: Jordan Tucker

 

TRU Review

Randy, layout

  • •          We can make the design better when compared to the other papers.
    • o    Font changes, the layout for reader attraction
    • o    Sub headlines
    • o    Caption for every image
    • o    Adding sidebars to articles
    • o    Adding graphics to break up text
  • •          Images to break up text
  • •          More photos of people in the paper, random moments on campus
  • •          Other papers have more than one computer for designers
  • •          Design guide for layout and ideas for newspaper
    • o    CUP offers one, email to receive

 

Geoff, cover

  • •          Magazine cover
    • o    With teasers on the front
  • •          Take covers from each issue and post up with readership for each cover
    • o    Use to figure out which covers make people pick up newspaper

 

Leila, readership

  • •          Monetary incentive to articles
    • o    For every 5 issues you are published in, you receive some money
    • o    Wait for after referendum to see budget
  • •          Events
    • o    Movies
      • ♣          NUGSS licensing for movie option
    • o    Coffee and newspaper
      • ♣          Northern health building
      • ♣          Shelley has spoken to Justin Basi
    • o    guest speakers/lecturers
  • •          Citizen/Free Press
    • o    local column in the papers
    • o    job shadowing for positions
  • •          Send out triangle desk decals to remind offices about the newspaper as place to publicize events
    • o    Minimal cost, less than 5 dollars

 

Shelley, ads

  • •          new agreement printed out
  • •          restrictions
    • o    last day for payment is day of publication
    • o    avoid cash, get check, money order
      • ♣          addressed to Over the Edge Newspaper
    • o    Receipt for ads
  • •          Rate sheet
    • o    All black and white, to add colour is $157 additional for all sizes
      • ♣          The printers charge for colours by page
  • •          Website advertising
    • o    Link to paper
    • o    Second step, first step is print ad
    • o    Behrooz and Reza figuring out cost and sizes

 

WPNCUP general

  • •          finances available for everyone to check
    • o    1000$ under budget
      • ♣          Funnel to NASH conference
  • •          Host in 2 years
    • o    Look at possible speakers, sponsors
    • o    See the planning process for PSSA conference
    • o    Come back and discuss after referendum
      • ♣          Last meeting of fall semester

 

NASH (Canadian University Press National Conference)

  • •          Registration by October 26
  • •          Contacted PROVOST
    • o    Emailed for funding and waiting for reply
  • •          Shelley has emailed out registration information to board
    • o    Own responsibility to register
    • o    Forward registration confirmation to Shelley
  • •          Possible sponsors
    • o    NUGSS
    • o    Dr. Iwama
    • o    Email Professors
    • o    International student card for travel discounts

 

Name change

  • •          For next year?
  • •          Need to make a proper proposal
    • o    Look at guidelines, legal, etc.
  • •          Submit ideas from the student body
    • o    asking the student body if they want the name changed
    • o    if yes, what to

Paper print format

Taking down from 17 inches to 14.75 inches

  • •          Changes from $334 to $315 for 900 copies
  • •          Yes: 9, no: 0
    • o    Changing to smaller size starting November issues
  • •          Would publish without fold in the middle
    • o    Saves printing cost

 

Different quality for front page

  • •          Per page $50 glossy
  • •          Bring up in last meeting of fall semester for vote for January
  • •          Would it fix the corner curl?

 

November 4-7th issue

  • •          Additional 4 pages
    • o    Game program
    • o    Colour spread
    • o    Possibly have out Ad ricing as well
  • •          Yes: 9, no:0

 

Referendum

  • •          Table in the Wintergarden
    • o    Office hours split or done down at table
  • •          Wait until November
    • o    For the NUGSS AGM
      • ♣          Yes:8, no:0, abstain:1
      • ♣          2 week campaign period for by-election missed so AGM is next opportunity
      • ♣          Find out date for AGM
      • ♣          All members must be present for AGM
    • o    Start targeting clubs
      • ♣          Send email to clubs about referendum, through heather from NUGSS
    • o    Bring it up in every issue
      • ♣          When someone asks a question, write it down, answer in paper
      • ♣          What’s being done different this issue
        • •          In the letter to editor position

 Adjourned 7:20 pm

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