inGeneral

inGeneral magazine primarily serves to educate the Washington and Lee and greater Lexington community through providing news and student interest pieces relevant to students, faculty, and Lexington residents, including but not limited to: individual profile stories; student movement stories; and Lexington business and organization stories. As a biannual publication, inGeneral articles are in-depth and span several months' work of reporting. Secondarily, inGeneral serves to empower the W&L artistic community of writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers. It is one of the few W&L publications that showcases the artistic work of students and allows substantial creative license to its staff.

Contact: Caroline Sanders '17

Constitution

History of inGeneral

inGeneral magazine was founded by Washington and Lee student Vishal Sapra in the early 2000s. It began as and has remained a student interest and news magazine, running stories relevant to both the W&L student body and faculty and the surrounding Lexington community. It is published twice a year, at the end of the fall and winter semesters.

Mission Statement

inGeneral magazine primarily serves to educate the Washington and Lee and greater Lexington community through providing news and student interest pieces relevant to students, faculty, and Lexington residents, including but not limited to: individual profile stories; student movement stories; and Lexington business and organization stories. As a biannual publication, inGeneral articles are in-depth and span several months' work of reporting. Secondarily, inGeneral serves to empower the W&L artistic community of writers, editors, graphic designers, and photographers. It is one of the few W&L publications that showcases the artistic work of students and allows substantial creative license to its staff.

Requirements for Membership

All officers must be Washington and Lee undergraduate students, but staff may be drawn from both the undergraduate and graduate student bodies. Staff selections are subject to officer preferences based on experience, sample work, and quality of story ideas.

Organization Benefits

In the past two years, inGeneral applications have tripled and continue to grow. From the large number of applicants, we now staff about 20 students per semester from all different disciplines. The magazine showcases the talent of aspiring writers, photographers, and layout designers, and is an important link between W&L and the surrounding Lexington community, as many of our stories are based on local businesses and residents. The magazine is a jumping-off point for students interested in publishing their work. As the only news and student interest magazine of its kind at W&L, inGeneral serves an important role to the university's artistic community.

Organization of Officers

1. Editor-in-Chief: The editor-in-chief serves as the chair of the magazine. Final staff selections, story and photo assignments, and budgeting decisions are to be made by the editor-in-chief. The entire editing process is to be under the supervision and leadership of the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief additionally organizes the schedule of deadlines and acts as the primary communicator with the publisher (currently Davis Consulting but subject to editor-in-chief's preference).

a. The editor-in-chief position succeeds the managing editor position the fall semester after the previous editor-in-chief graduates.

2. Managing Editor: The managing editor assists the editor-in-chief will all editing duties and helps with staff selections and assignments as needed. The managing editor handles all marketing or advertising aspects of the magazine as well as additional logistical duties.

a. The managing editor is selected by the current editor-in-chief at the beginning of the academic year (September) as needed based on an application involving writing and/or editing samples, a statement of interest, and past editing experience. The managing editor eventually becomes the editor-in-chief.

3. Artistic Director: The artistic director leads the design/layout staff and is responsible for overseeing the design process as well as final graphic edits on all layout. The artistic director collaborates with the editor-in-chief in selecting the layout staff each semester.

a. The artistic director position succeeds to layout manager position the fall semester after the previous artistic director graduates.

4. Layout Manager: The layout manager assists the artistic director in overseeing the layout staff as well as handles several layout assignments his- or herself.

a. The layout manager is selected by the editor-in-chief and artistic director at the beginning of the academic year (September) as needed based on an application involving past graphic and/or layout experience, a statement of interest, and samples of work. The layout manager eventually becomes the artistic director.