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New Citizen Education: Media And Journalism

Day 1,189, 14:06 by eUS Department of Education

A lot of aspects of the New World are dangerous or incomplete to a new citizen. There's always one thing available in the game mechanics though: the media. All news is created by us for us, and anyone can jump in. However, if you want the media to be your claim to fame, you'll need more than a dream. You'll need...

BBCode Skills


You need to know BBCode. But not normal BBCode, no, we roll with eRepublik BBCode in this hood. eRepublik BBCode is just like normal BBCode, but worse.


Link in case you can't see the image above.

The good news is, there's nothing but the basics. There's literally nothing else you can use, except for the email tag, which isn't really helpful. Using some extra tags like [ center ] and [ hr ] will not only fail to work, but will mess up your article's leading and color for no discernable reason, making it slightly more annoying to read.

Two Gold


Newspapers cost a small sum of 2 gold to start, and after that, it's completely free to operate. You can find the "Create Newspaper" link on your profile, under your workplace and party. Don't fret too much over the details. After you create it, you can change the name and description by clicking "edit newspaper details" on your newspaper page or any of your articles.

Your paper location must be the same as your citizenship country, or you can't publish.

Worldly Knowledge


Some good things to think of before you publish:

- Proofread.
Use the preview button to seek out errors in your formatting, incorrect information or bad spelling. Yes, it's a pain in the ass, but it's still important. If you don't trust your own eyes or are lazy, reuse an old article to show off your work in progress to another eRepublikan.

- Don't write your article in eRepublik.
If you don't plan on wrapping up your article in minutes, make sure you write in Notepad or a word processing program. Just a few minutes of inactivity in eRepublik will cause your login session to expire. When that happens, your publish button will send you to the homepage instead of media
glory - causing you to lose your hard work.

- Test your links.
Some links will be replaced with an "unauthorized link" url by eRepublik, breaking it. Why this happens is unknown to everyone, so you need to test them all, including your article's. If your new article's link is "unauthorized", change the title to something else, and it should be fixed. If all else fails, use a link shortener.

- Prepare for negative feedback.
Like posting your picture on the internet, articles are highly public and magnetize the dense troll underworld of eRepublik to you. If someone has decided to target you, brush it off. Listen to praise and constructive criticism only and you will retain your sanity.

- Watch your images.
eRepublik limits images to 400px width. If your picture is bigger than that, make sure you link it so people can click it to enlarge. Also, if you're hotlinking from another site, make sure you don't have a giant red image that says "STEALING MY BANDWIDTH? YOU USELESS WHORE" painted on your final product.

- Break up things.
Use images or bars to break up your text. No one likes reading a giant block of text, like the one I'm making right now, even if it's formatted well. My line breaks are sexy American flags. You can see one in 3...2...1...

A Niche


A writing niche is an aspect of writing that fits you. It's something you love to do, that you can do well, and something that appeals to a base of players. Some people like war reporting, some like educational writing, and some people like trolling. All of these have audiences that you appeal differently to.

If you're writing about something you're indifferent about, you'll write worse. It'll be written like homework. No one wants to read homework. They want grandeur. Fanfare. Buzz words.

See this article by Athanaric to read about some niches you can explore.

Welcome to the glamorous world of a media magnate!

Outro/Links

This article is an update of Mizu's original journalism article, here.

Join the eUSA forums. Help sections, general discussion, congressional hearings, all the action happens here.
Join a military outfit or a militia. Free food, tickets, and company in exchange for loyal service to your country.
Join #usa-interior on the Rizon server in IRC. You can join directly here, or learn how to set up an IRC client from our article here.
[img]http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg220/finaltacticscross/fligh Until next time,[/img]

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Comments

Blank Keating
Blank Keating Day 1,189, 14:08

The media makes reading fun!

Paul Proteus
Paul Proteus Day 1,189, 14:12

Sweet

Rheinlander von Phalz
Rheinlander von Phalz Day 1,189, 14:12

V

Justin McCravok
Justin McCravok Day 1,189, 14:13

Nicely done.

Pearcey333
Pearcey333 Day 1,189, 14:18

text [/b] is not italics

throught i would point that out instead of newb

Pearcey333
Pearcey333 Day 1,189, 14:18

thought*

RaccoonGoon
RaccoonGoon Day 1,189, 14:22

Voted.

Good work as always, Mr. Eternal Secretary of Education.

Lefty from Mulberry St
Lefty from Mulberry St Day 1,189, 14:36

votado el taco senior!

Animis
Animis Day 1,189, 15:00

another great article from keating

GodFatherBear
GodFatherBear Day 1,189, 15:08

vote

George Pumpkinette
George Pumpkinette Day 1,189, 16:55

despite your deplorable politics, very informative article, thank you

"If someone has decided to target you, brush it off", better idea, counter attack and often, unless you plan to play the "elite" way, you are not getting anywhere anyway.

Blank Keating
Blank Keating Day 1,189, 17:52

Thanks for the complisult, George. :P

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,189, 18:38

Blank is da man!

You forgot to mention the very important
"Line" feature that was added.

My God, how did we ever get by with out
a one click " "!
It boggles the mind how Admins thought of that one. :P

Thedillpickl
Thedillpickl Day 1,189, 18:40

^^^ Ho ho ho, stupid comment box took down my dashes! Stupid Admins.

Blank Keating
Blank Keating Day 1,189, 18:48

[hr] is the same as the dashes line, it'll mess up your leading and color the same.

silisius
silisius Day 1,189, 20:17

Great

Lysander Spooner II
Lysander Spooner II Day 1,190, 01:45

Voted! I really wish that "center" would work so graphics wouldn't indent to the left.

Damon Mortis
Damon Mortis Day 1,190, 02:30

V

Iamnameless
Iamnameless Day 1,190, 03:11

> leading

I learned a new word, thanks!

You're good at this edumacation stuff.

rainy sunday
rainy sunday Day 1,190, 06:15

Great work, Blank

Nikola Gorgiev6
Nikola Gorgiev6 Day 1,190, 06:31

New citizens in New eWorld
http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-1-1686913/1/20

Guerilla of LagaLuga
Guerilla of LagaLuga Day 1,190, 07:01

good work, voted.

Ivan Terible
Ivan Terible Day 1,190, 07:33

good tut vote

Athanaric
Athanaric Day 1,190, 10:01

Better than mine apparently.

Smiljan
Smiljan Day 1,190, 10:15

Vote

Nikola Gorgiev6
Nikola Gorgiev6 Day 1,190, 13:59

http://www.erepublik.com/en/article/-1-1686913/1/20
vote pls-New citizens in eWorld

Tyler Pokela
Tyler Pokela Day 1,190, 14:00

lol, they changed it

Robert Grosseteste
Robert Grosseteste Day 1,190, 18:17

what a great outline nice product DoE

Jasper Signa
Jasper Signa Day 1,190, 20:50

Pretty much all of Blank's educational articles are worth reading. He is an institution!

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,810, 19:14

excellent useful article

Dogpyle
Dogpyle Day 1,964, 15:04

I is gooder articles now this because of.

Seriously, good stuff.

 
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