🧠 Project Template of the Month: Article Planning (Journalism)
In this post, we're taking a look at how MeisterTask can lighten the heavy load of leading a team of journalists all working on their own articles in different newspaper sections 🗞.
Our very own wordsmith ✏️ @Caleb Dorfman designed this board to help team leads in journalism stay on top of different articles at different stages in different sections happening simultaneously 🤯.
In this static board template, stories are placed in corresponding sections dedicated to a specific theme or section of the newspaper; for example, the 'Entertainment' section includes articles on celebrities, series and music 🎶. This visual overview of what's going on across the entire newspaper solves some of the disorganization team leads can face in the fast-paced world of journalism 🏃♀️.
Using Checklist Templates for Quality Control
Caleb designed a checklist template which is automatically loaded in any new task they create. The checklist covers each essential step in preparing an article for print and ensures journalists don't accidentally overlook something crucial in the process. Encouraging writers to check items off as they proceed allows supervisors to keep tabs on progress without constantly reaching out.
Adding Tags for Categorization
Tags make it easy to filter articles by genre. With tags, Caleb can quickly see what sort of articles his writers are gravitating towards. As a result, he can better assign tasks in the future. The tags also give a good overview of what the paper is covering.
Using Automations to Reassign Tasks
Although Caleb's board is primarily static, his writers move their articles to the final Ready for Print column once they've been written and edited. Caleb set up an Assign Task automation so that tasks moved to the final section will automatically be assigned to him as he is in charge of printing. The due date is set to ensure the article is printed, the rest of the team is emailed about the publication and the task is completed.
You can explore this board independently by importing the json file attached below. We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and feedback - and of course, see any similar project boards you've created - so please share below😊.
Free Online Courses:
- All Categories
- MeisterTask Feature Board
- MeisterTask Academy
- Help Center
- 929 MindMeister
- 657 MeisterTask
- 171 MeisterNote
- Ask a Question
- Community auf Deutsch
- 212 MeisterTask - DE
- 69 Community Central
- 6 MindMeister en Español