The Editorial Board develops and manages the content and format of ASDA’s external print publications, Mouth and ASDA News, as well as the blog, Mouthing Off. The editorial board also contributes to the production of the student handbooks.
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Recent accomplishments of the editorial board:
- The Editorial Board plans the content for ASDA News, Mouth and Mouthing Off. Each Editorial Board planning session focuses on content areas identified as valuable to ASDA’s membership. The Editorial Board strives for consistency and quality in order to communicate ASDA’s value to the 20,000+ members who receive the publications.
- The Editorial Board judged submissions for the 2014 Gold Crown Awards in January and February 2014.
- The Editorial Board continues to plan content related to financial topics in the blog (Money Monday), ASDA News (Financial Matters) and Mouth (Financial Matters).
- Each month, the electronic editor solicits at least one blog post for the predental category of the blog. The electronic editor also created a monthly post Lab Work Wednesday. These posts feature lab work done in dental school and is specifically written for predentals and first year students.
- The Editorial Board has added a “Join ASDA” button to the bottom of predental blog posts.
- Mouthing Off had a “predental takeover” during Predental Week in February 2014.
- The Editorial Board launched a feature on the blog called “Mingle Monday.” Once a month, a quick video delivers networking tips to readers. Past President Dr. Colleen Greene recorded several videos for the series to add to the content produced by the Editorial Board.
- Videos created for “Mingle Monday” were added to a Networking 101 playlist on ASDA’s YouTube channel as well as the new Networking 101 webpage. These resources have been promoted on ASDA’s homepage, on social media, in Word of Mouth e-newsletter and in ASDA News.
- The Council on Communications and the Editorial Board recommended a membership-wide communications/readership survey and funding was approved by the board in the 2014 budget. The survey was conducted in March and the results will be used to guide future decision making.
- With help from the Chicago administrative externs, the Editorial Board developed a brief readership survey specific to the blog.