Intercom Submission Guidelines
Getting your college news and information in the Intercom is easy. NOVA faculty and staff may submit news items by email to Intercom@nvcc.edu. You may submit your information in the body of the email or as an attachment, providing you adhere to the guidelines listed below. Items must be re-submitted each week for inclusion in the next week's edition. Intercom reserves the right to edit subsequent submissions after the first publication.
All submissions, including attachments (such as photos, graphics and flyers), are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the publication date.
What to send:
Please send short, unformatted articles either in the body of your email or attached in MS Word or MS Publisher. Do not include all CAPITALIZED, bold, italicized or underlined text, * bulleted or 1.) numbered items, columns or pieces that are produced in a graphics format. Articles should have content pertaining to NOVA, its programs and/or employees. Intercom is unable to print opinion pieces or items that have no relevance to faculty, staff or the College.
Attachment Section (not photos or graphics):
Attachments that are flyers and other announcements must be in MS Word or MS Publisher format. The page layout needs to be 8.5 x 11 portrait style (not landscape). Please understand that the Intercom editor and staff may need to reformat your attachments for inclusion in the electronic attachment section of the publication. In some cases, your submission may be returned for proper formatting. The attachment section has a separate link on the website which is also included in the weekly Intercom edition.
Faculty and staff contributors must include the correct titles and campus affiliations -- AL (Alexandria Campus), AN (Annandale Campus), LO (Loudoun Campus), MA (Manassas Campus), MEC (Medical Education Campus), WO (Woodbridge Campus) or CS (College Staff) for college staff and faculty mentioned in articles/submissions.
Photos and graphics:
All photos and graphics submitted as attachments must be in .jpg, .bmp, .tif, .eps or .psd format. Regarding photos, contributors also need to include a photo caption to accompany each photo and include the photo credit (if desired).
How to send:
Email your news items from your NOVA email account by clicking Intercom in your NOVA Outlook address book. You can also send it to Intercom@nvcc.edu.
Do not send:
Please do not send flyers, photos or lengthy articles and information and expect Intercom editorial staff to condense it for you. Intercom is an internal publication for staff and faculty, intended to inform peers, colleagues and subscribers about the accomplishments, successes and progress of NOVA and its employees. It is important that contributors check the details and accuracy of their articles before submitting news. We depend on you to provide clear and informative news.
All submissions are considered and subject to editing for length and clarity. Due to space, not all submissions will appear in the edition.
Do not submit material that has been printed elsewhere unless you have written proof of permission to use the copyrighted content.
Intercom is posted on the Web every Monday unless there is a holiday. Inclement weather or technical emergencies may prevent Intercom from being posted on time. During the summer and in-between semesters, Intercom is published every other Monday.