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After the author submits a story for review, it is either returned to the author for more information or it is forwarded to an editor. The editor edits for readability by a lay person and to fit on one page. The author must approve the edits before the story can be posted on the Web site. Once posted at http://ucanr.org/delivers, the one-pagers can be printed from the Web site and used as leave-behinds for meetings with legislators, county supervisors, members of Congress, and other stakeholders. You can also provide them as background to reporters doing stories on the subject.
Stories have three main sections: 1) The Issue - Identify the situation or need. Tell people why they should care that a particular problem is being addressed by your project. 2) What ANR has done? - Briefly describe your approach to developing a science-based solution to the issue. Describe what resources were invested, include any and all cooperation between UC ANR campus and county units to illustrate the strength of the research/extension continuum. Identify the target audience. 3) The Payoff - Describe the documented or potential outcomes/impact of your efforts, such as program participants' behavioral change, dollars saved, or damage prevented as a result of your project/program. You may also include project deliverables (activities and products) and participation.
Provides specific UC Delivers editing guidelines.