Mace & Crown

Providing Student News to Old Dominion University Since 1930

Mace & Crown

Mace & Crown

FAQs

 

Do I need journalism experience to write for the Mace & Crown?

No! We’ll walk you through how to do everything if you don’t have any journalism experience. We also accept Creative Enclave, so if you write poetry, short fiction (less than 1500 words) or create art, we also publish that as well. View our work retention policy here.

 

How do I get involved with the Mace & Crown?

We have general body meetings every Tuesday during Activity Hour (12:30 – 1:30) in our office in the Webb Center! It’s Room 1050. You can also reach out to any of us via email. All editors have office hours, so reach out to us individually to determine a good time to talk one-on-one.

 

When do you meet?

We have general body meetings on Tuesdays during Activity Hour (12:30 – 1:30) while school is in session (Sorry, we’re not at school over break). Our office is Room 1050 in the Webb Center.

 

I have a story! How do I contact you?

You can reach out to any of us and we’ll direct you to who to talk to. If you have general questions, you can ask any of the editors or email the editor in chief at [email protected]

 

If you have a story to tell, here’s who to contact: 

 

Art, music, culture, theatre, dance,  ect.

You’ll want to talk to our Arts and Entertainment Editor, Dana Chesser at [email protected]

 

Video games, computers, new technology, apps, ect.

You’ll want to talk to our Technology Editor, Gabriel Cabello Torres at [email protected]

 

Student news, local news, global news, current events, crime, ect. 

You’ll want to talk to our News Editor, Jonathan Fernandes at [email protected]

 

Sports of any kind,  exercise or fitness content, athletes or coach features.

You’ll want to talk to our Sports Editor, Benjamin Draper at [email protected]

 

Magazine stories are selected on a story-by-story basis by editors and we encourage you to get involved with and have written for the Mace & Crown before pitching a magazine article.

 

How do I become a contributing writer? Or a staff writer?

Anyone who writes a story for us and follows through in making edits may have their piece published on the website. They will be labeled as a contributing writer until they write three pieces for us in a semester, then they will become a staff writer.

 

How can I get more involved than a staff writer?

We are always looking to bring more people on to our team, and we have open availability for assistants for these positions:

  • Arts and Entertainment Assistant
  • Technology Assistant
  • News Assistant
  • Sports Assistant
  • Copy Editing Assistant

In order to become an assistant, first become a staff writer by writing three articles for us in a semester. Then, talk with your editor about increasing your responsibilities and working as an assistant!

 

I’m interested in graphic design or website design. How can I get involved?

You’ll want to talk to the Editor in Chief Sydney Haulenbeek at [email protected] or, if it’s about graphic design, our Graphic Designer Margaret Lynch at [email protected]

 

I prefer editing to writing. How do I get more involved?

You’ll want to talk to our Copy Editor Skyler Lee at [email protected]

 

I like writing, but not journalism. What else can I do? 

We also publish Creative Enclave, so if you write poetry, short fiction (less than 1500 words) or create art, we have a home for it! We both publish it online and in our print magazines. Magazine pieces tend to be themed, so reach out to editors with questions. You can view our ownership and work retention policy here. To submit, email pieces to the Editor in Chief Sydney Haulenbeek at [email protected]

 

How do I find you on social media?

Facebook The Mace and Crown

Twitter @maceandcrown

Instagram @maceandcrown