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The Cardinal Newspaper is produced by students at Skagit Valley College. We operate as a small club in conjunction with the Journalism classes. First-year Journalism students serve the paper as reporters while also exploring the other aspects of production. Advanced Journalism students and club members comprise the production staff.
Journalism classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters at the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College.
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2012 - 2013
Editor: Elizabeth Oiness
Faculty Advisor: Rip Robbins
Journalism Instructor: Jason Lind
Paid Staff Positions Available
Paid staff positions are available every year. These positions include Editor, Assistant Editor, and Advertising Manager, but positions and responsibilities are flexible dependent on individuals' strengths.
It is recommended that you enroll in Journalism 101, but not required. Some journalism or publishing experience will be required. Computer abilities are required for all positions, including e-mail, MS Word, and file management.
If you are interested in:
If you are submitting articles for credit in another class, please observe that we would like to receive your articles two weeks before the issue date. Journalism students get priority for space in the paper, but we will notify your instructor of story submission even if we are unable to print it right away.
Join the Journalism ClassJournalism 101 - Newspaper Reporting and Production
Journalism 201 - Newspaper Production
Journalism 202 - Advanced JournalismAll Journalism classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters at the Mount Vernon Campus. Students enrolled in the class write articles for the Cardinal as Staff Writers.
Become a CorrespondentIf you want to contribute regularly to the Cardinal, but are unable to enroll in the Journalism classes, contact us about becoming a Correspondent for a regular column or beat.
The Cardinal is looking for a student or students attending Whidbey, South Whidbey, or San Juan Campus locations that would like to report on news and events.
Become an Assignment PhotographerIf you have an interest in and aptitude for photography, you can contribute to the Cardinal as an assignment photographer. Assignment photographers take photos to compliment articles being written by other reporters. The Cardinal typically runs a Photo Feature in every issue as well. Simple digital point-and-shoot cameras are available.
Students can also choose to contribute in the same ways as Non-Students.
Submit Articles as a ContributorIf you are a community member, possible contributions include coverage of local events, press releases, or opinion pieces on community issues.
Write a Letter to the EditorIf you would like to provide feedback, ask questions, or voice your opinion on any topic of interest, send your Letter to email@example.com. The Cardinal will not print letters without written confirmation and a full name for attribution.
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For advertising information, contact email@example.com or call (360) 416 - 7862.
Advertising Information 2010-2011
The Cardinal is a US Tabloid size publication.
10 in. wide (divided into five 2-in. columns) by 15 in. high.
Please provide: Postal billing address
Name of contact person
Flat rate per square inch: $3.00 for black and white
$4.50 for color
Minimum Ad size: 2" x 3" (or 3" x 2") business card size
Size Discounts (in square inches)
32 - 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05% off
60 - 100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12% off
100+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25% off
Discounts for Multiple Insertions: (of the same ad copy)
2 insertions . . . . . . . . . . . . 05% off
3 insertions . . . . . . . . . . . . 12% off each ad
4+ insertions . . . . . . . . . . 20% off each ad
Suggested Ad Sizes With Applicable Size Discounts:
Full page (10" x 15") $338 b/w $506 color
1/2 page (10" x 7.5") $198 b/w $297 color
1/4 page (5" x 7.5") $107 b/w $160 color
1/8 page (5" x 3.5") $53 b/w $79 color
Ad copy should be e-mailed as an attachment to Cardinal.News@skagit.edu. Please send as a PDF or image file, cropped to the proper dimensions.
Billing is handled by the Skagit Valley College Business Offices. Advertisers will receive an invoice by post mail after the advertisement is printed. Payment by cash, check, or credit card is acceptable.
Deadlines are two weeks prior to desired publication date:
Deadline Sept 30 Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 18
Distribution Oct 14 Oct 28 Nov 11 Dec 2
Deadline Jan 13 Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24
Distribution Jan 27 Feb 10 Feb 24 March 11
Deadline Apr 7 Apr 21 May 5 May 19
Distribution Apr 21 May 5 May19 Jun 2
The Cardinal is still in the process of organizing our hard copy and electronic archives. If you would like to request a specific issue or range of issues, e-mail Cardinal.News@skagit.edu
Back to School Issue
Fall QuarterOctober 18
Winter QuarterJanuary 31
Spring QuarterMay 2
Back to School IssueSeptember 15, 2011
Fall QuarterOctober 13
Winter QuarterFebruary 2
Spring QuarterApril 26
Back to School IssueSeptember 16, 2010
Fall QuarterOctober 14
Winter QuarterJanuary 27
Spring QuarterApril 21
Back to School IssueSeptember 17
Fall QuarterDecember 3
Winter QuarterMarch 11
Spring QuarterJune 3
The Cardinal shares office space with KSVR 91.7, in Reeves Hall R-22 on the Mount Vernon Campus.
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Beginning in 2010, the Cardinal will be distributing to off-campus locations via post mail.
If you would like to request copies of the Cardinal to be distributed at your public location, contact us via one of the options on this page, and be sure to include the following:
Name of Person to Contact