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Prospective Newsmen Invited to Drop in Wednesday for "Look-See"


Budding journalists from the class of 1943 are invited to enter the competition for positions on the CRIMSON News Board which will begin with a preliminary meeting on Wednesday at 7:30 o'clock.

At that time the duties of a candidate will be explained to all interested Freshmen. These duties include a considerable amount of news writing, headline writing, assignment coverage, and routine tasks essential to putting out a daily newspaper.

The average day of a news candidate starts at 10 o'clock in the morning when he signs the comment sheet and receives his instruction for the day. During the day he reports to the Assignment Editor on his work for that day or to receive any new assignments.

Every candidate reports to the night editor before 7:30 in the evening and stories and heads will be assigned to him at that time. A candidate can leave the building when the night editor has no further work for him to do.

Besides news writing a candidate will become familiar with typography and other technical details of a newspaper. In his quest for news he will acquaint himself with the problems and issues of the University and the personalities who actually make Harvard.

The actual time required of a candidate is problematical, but efficiency and speed are stressed rather than time spent in the building. Permission to take a day off for studies is granted to any candidate when necessary.

Those who persist soon master the system of covering assignments, and can, without undue difficulty. The quality of the news and writing are more important than a mass of uninteresting material.

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