Library of Congress
World War I: What Are We Fighting For Over There?
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Newspaper Department Assignments
||Duties and responsibilities
||The publisher makes sure that the newspaper represents a pro-WWI or anti-WWI slant and that each newspaper staff member fulfills his assignment.
|Editorial Board (2-3)
||Members of the editorial board assist the publisher in seeing to it that deadlines are met. Editorial board members create a timeline of major war events and are also responsible for the physical layout and production of the newspaper.
|Mobilization Unit (1-2)
||The mobilization reporter explores how the United States Government and the American people are preparing and building up for war.
|Women and Minorities (2)
||The Women and Minorities reporter investigates issues facing these sub-groups.
|Arts and Culture (1-2)
||The Arts and Culture reporter surveys developments in music and the arts.
||The Society reporter provides stories about local community happenings. Letters to the editor regarding the views of the average citizen may be generated from this department
||The Leaders reporter covers major military and political figures associated with the war effort and reports back on the words and deeds of these individuals.
|Photographic and Print Division (1-2)
||This newspaper staff member is responsible for finding a photograph, advertisement, or political cartoon to illustrate a story being developed by a reporter.