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31. PERSONNEL. a. The publication staff, with exception
of the duplicating machine operator, should normally be obtained
from the organization served. The selection of the
duplicating machine operator will be from the Special Service
Company Library Group most conveniently located to the
staff preparing the material for publication. After the news
matter has been collected, written, and edited and the page
lay-outs made, this material should be given to the duplicating
machine operator for preparation of the stencils and
b. The basic staff should include a minimum of three enlisted
men, supervised by a commissioned officer, if personnel
is available. A fourth member of the basic staff, a staff artist,
is desirable if one is available. Reporters, as many as are
necessary, should be selected from the organization served by
the Special Service Company. The basic staff consists of the
(1) Commissioned officer-adviser.
(3) Staff artist, if available.
(4) Duplicating machine operator.
c. Preferably, the editor-in-chief should have newspaper
experience or aptitude for the work. He should supervise
the editorial content, write editorials, prepare the page layouts,
and be responsible for distribution of the finished product.
He should organize and copyread the material submitted
by reporters, rewrite when necessary, and proofread
the completed stencils. The staff artist should do hand lettering
and illustration. The duplicating machine operator
should cut the stencils and operate the mimeograph machine.
Reporters, appointed to collect and write unit news within
their organization, will take greater interest in their assignments
if given a byline, or signature, on stories which are
particularly well written.
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United States. War Department. The Special Service Company., book, January 5, 1944; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9907/m1/38/: accessed July 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.