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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30,1966

THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY. AUGUST 30.1986

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SPORTSWRITING:

Daily Business Staff Operates

Athletic Fanatics Gather To Untangle Sticky Red Tape
BySSA ERSAD heyarad hn ewilbeal

To Cv
By BUD WILKINSON
Would you like to talk to and
write about some of the best ath-
letes in the country and travel
with them and their coaches all
over the Midwest?
Would you like to compete with
the top sportswriters on the De-
troit and Chicago papers for the
latest and most comprehensive
stories about Michigan athletics?
Both of these are everyday ex-
periences for members of The
Daily sports staff. Unlike any
other college newspaper, the Daily
covers completely and comprehen-
sively all of its school's sporting
events.
Also, with the latest deadline in
the state at 2 a.m., The Daily has
an advantage over every other
newspaper in the state in getting
the late-breaking stories about
Wolverine sports and important
national sports news.
Sports Fanatics
Some of the sports staff's mem-
bers are journalism majors, but
most are just avid sports fans,
sports fans who want to be on the
inside of the Michigan sports
scene and who want to express
their enthusiasm for sports in
writing.
They are students who enjoy
personal contact with the Wolver-
ine coaches who have given Mich-
igan the best combined sports rec-
ord of any college in the country
and the athletes like football All-
American Bill Yearby, the coun-
try's top basketball player Cazzie
Russell,, Olympic swimmers Carl
Robie and Bob Farley, NCAA
champion wrestler Dave Porter,
world champion trampolinist Dave

By SUSAN PERLSTADT the year and then he will be able
Business Manager to choose the one he likes best and
r M ajor E vents' Bureaucracy can be fun. It has petition for an assistant manager-
been said that the only organiza- ship for sophomore year,
tion that is more bureaucratic Thus begins the first step up
Miller, and other of the nation's becomes a reporter and is assigned than the University, itself, is The the ladder of hierarchy with a;
finest collegiate athletes. one of the winter sports as his own Michigan Daily business staff. But, monetary reward for your services.
See the U.S.A. beat. unlike the University, they have Yes, The Michigan Daily is sol-
fun in a bureaucratic sense. The vent. We believe that cutting red;
The sports staff follows these' Story a Week business staff is composed of 50 tape is time consuming, and there-
coaches and athletes around the The amount of writing that a students, has four levels of status, fore once you are appointed to a
country to phone back complete reporter does varies with his in- eight departments, and a lot of position you will start being paid.
results of all Michigan athletic terest and the amount of time he red tape. It is learning to cut that The salary isn't much; we consider
events, whether at home or away has to devote to The Daily, but red tape that makes it interesting. it a nice present that we receive
eamost reporters turn out one story At the top of the hierarchy is every month. But it does help to
The peak of the sports staff's a week. the business manager and the make those ends meet.
travel comes at Big Ten weekend, Sometime during his sophomore ; other five senior managers. Then In addition to being a news-
when the conference titles are de- year, the reporter will become a I come the junior managers who are paper reporting the news, The
cided. For example, last March night editor, working one night a in charge of a department such Daily is a business. Over 75 years
week and assuming complete re- as circulation, advertising, or bill- it has built up assets of over
the Daily had a reporter at the sponsibility for the sports page ing. Next down the line are the $420,000 through subscriptions and
swimming championships at Iowa that night. assistant managers who work un- advertising revenue, thus remain-
City, the track championships at der the junior managers in each ing financially independent of the
East Lansing, the wrestling cham- This job includes making sure department; at the lowly bottom University. The Daily is among a
pionships at Champaign, Ill., and stories are in, editing copy, and sit the trainees. A freshman can privileged minority of college
the gymnastics title meet at laying out and locking the page. join the business staff as a trainee newspapers: it is one of the few
Bloomington, Ind. At the end of his junior year a (sorry we can't start you off at the papers which is not controlled or

for assuring this financial inde-
pendence.
The staff has a training pro-
gram for new members designed
to familiarize them with all aspects
of the business side of the paper's
operation.
Whatever type of person you
are, whatever kind of interests
you have, we can find a place for
you on our staff. If you are an out-
going person, who meets others
easily you can solicit ads from the
local merchants. If you like to
work with figures, then billing is
for you. If you are creative, then
you can write the ads. Or if you
like a challenge then circulation
is where you belong.
Perhaps it is because there are
such a diversification of duties,
that we must be bureaucratic. In
any case, The Michigan Daily, al-
though being a quarter of a mil-
lion dollar business, having re-
sponsibilities, being bureaucratic,
and having lots of red tape to cut,
is fun. Come in and see for your-
self. We'll be happy to talk to you
at any time between 1 and 4 p.m.
Don't let that stop you. Talk to
Liz Rhein any time about joining
the business staff.

ATHLETES ARE ALSO served by machine: to unravel the news
as it is wired in from across the country, is a, sport within itself.
STUDGNT BOOK SQRV1CQ
Lowest prices in town
on All Freshmen books.
New and Used

Meanwhile, back in Ann Arbor,
another reporter was covering the
Northwestern basketball game in
which Michigan clinched the Big
Ten title.
Nickel Cokes
The sports staffers also get all
the other advantages of working
for The Daily-the use of the edi-
torial page as a forum for express-
ing opinions on important issues,
the only nickel Coke machine in
Ann Arbor, late-night bullnses-
sions, and a second home at the
Student Publications Building.
Exactly what does a person do'
who joins the sports staff and how
much time does it take?
The beginning freshman works
one night as a week writing head-
lines, reading proof, editing the
Associated Press copy, and helping
the night editor to meet his dead-
line.
By the time the winter sports
season comes along the trainee
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night editor may petition the
Board in Control of Student Pub-
lications for one of the positions
on the senior staff. The positions
available are sports editor, two as-
sociate sports editors, and usuallyI
one or two contributing sports

top). There will be meetings with
the personnel director, Liz Rhein,
who will give all sorts of facts and
figures to start the trainee on his
way. He will have a chance to
work in four departments during

editors.
The sports staff of The Daily ( le
offers an opportunity for criitical
ment and for written expression of
campus activity catno other Ino Flash and Phioto Career
caphyslactivity hanoother

censored by its school's adminis-
tration or journalism department.
The continued solvency of The
Daily's prerequisite to its long tra-
dition of editorial freedom. And
the business staff is responsible

It offers an opportunity to pro-
duce creatively under the pressure Just before the Second World
of a deadline and the knowledge War, a pleasant-looking young
that whatever is written - good, sophomore wandered, into The
bad, or indifferent-will be viewed Michigan Daily looking for adven-
by 20,000 interested students, fac- ture, excitement, and a purpose in
ulty members and alumni the next life.
morning. Before he could make it over to
The feeling of accomplishment the photography editor's desk he
and pride in one's work exper- was clapped on the shoulder by
ienced by seeing your efforts in the friendly personnel director
print under that big black byline and steered in the general direc-
is hard to beat anywhere. I tion of the night desk. He was

1215 South U.

761-0700

told that he was about to embark
on a brilliant career in the liter-
ary racket.
Unfortunately for the young
sophomore, Arthur Miller, there
was never time enough for him to
meander over to the bright little
corner of the city room in which
the photographic nervescenter of
The Daily is located, so he has
struggled along all his life on the
meager proceeds of his literary
endeavors, never knowing where
his next Pulitzer Prize was com-
ing from.
Avoid the fate which befell this
bewildred student! To take the
first steps toward your slated des-
tiny among such photographic
greats as Karsh, Brasson, and
Steichen, walk boldly through the
clatter and clutter of the Water-
man Gymnasium exit, and hie thy-
self over to the warm portals of
the Student Publications Building,
420 Maynard St.
Go up to the second floor, take
a left into the city room, and
stride over to the desk of the
photo editor. Then announce to
him that you're looking for ad-
venture,excitement, and a pur-
pose in life.

University's oldest institutions,
The Michigan Daily photo staff.
The photo editor will begin to
tell you of the responsibilities and
opportunities of a staff member.
Wiping his rimless spectacles, he
will explain the schedule in which
one photographer works either one
afternoon or one evening a week,
averaging about an hour and a
half each time.
He will enumerate the ways in
which photographs of special
news interest are sent out to be
printed in newspapers and maga-
zines throughout the world
He will show you The Daily's
cameras and equipment, and dem-
onstrate the process by which an
exposed negative is developed,
printed, engraved, and brought to
press.
Blinking his watery eyes, he will
elucidate the feeble remuneration
system of The Daily. Warning his
childbrained hands against a hiss-
ing radiator, he will ask you if
you are prepared to devote time
and thought to an effort that will
help lower your grade point aver-
age and heighten your aversion to
phone calls.

CAN YOU MEET THE CHALLENGE?

In order for The
Michigan Daily to maintain
high standards of excel lene,
The Daily needs a qualified
and experienced staff. Only
YOU can keep us going.

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Looking up trom his littered If at the end of this long reci-
desk, he will no doubt struggle tation, the photo editor grabs your
against the emotion welling in his hand in his wrinkled paw and
throat, and stretching forth a gives it a curt shake, congratula-
hand in silent welcome, invite you tions! You're in. The rest is up to
to become a member of one of the you.

JOIN THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE PULSE OF The Daily's Circulation; business, classified,
display ads. financial management.

freshmen

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THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S world is everything beyond and through
the view of a window pane.

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every major area in the world.
Why entrust your travel to
anyone less than a professional

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