University newspapers ask for work – The Daily Eastern News
The past few weeks have been some of the most stressful I have ever experienced.
I I always thought I knew how good a student editor I was publication, but I don’t think it is possible to understand everything in it until you’re in the middle of it. And believe me, that’s a lot.
Every evening, Sunday through Thursday, my staff and I are here in Buzzard 1811 creation of a newspaper. Wewe cover events, we take photos, we‘D design stories, were find ways to Make more user-friendly content.
There is so much going on in the diary making process and it is something that we all love, but it can be difficult.
My first night as a writer for The Eastern Daily, I was here until 4am waiting to print the paper due to press issues. VSome nextthe morning, I had to take the Hats off to EIC and I’m starting my first day of classes.
However, I didn’t know how well I would be able to do this. Most of the time, I have a hard time balancing something that I love deeply and the courses I need to take to get the diploma I need to make my passion my job.
I thought that being the editor would give me more time to work with for balancing the two with all the copywriters on my team doing the day-to-day work, but I was wrong.
Working for the newspaper is not easy at all levels.
When you’re new, it takes a little time to get used to the atmosphere, when you’ve been here for some time you start to want to tackle bigger and more difficult stories, when you are an editor you make decisions for an entire section of the newspaper and you manage a team of people with varying skills. degrees of experience and when you are editor you are responsible for each section.
For that period of time, the newspaperThe success of r is entirely yours and your responsibility. In my case, I do tough choices to keep close to 106 year old paper running while also having the responsibility of being a full time student in my final semesters of college.
But, at the end of the day, I wouldn’t give it up for the world.
I love the job I do, I know this is going to be the most important part of my college life and I couldn’t imagine myself love something as much as I loved my experience at The news.
But now let’s come to the reason I am in the process of on my soapbox.
My staff is made some of the the hardest working people you will ever meet. They are full of wonderful ideas and want to make this journal the best it can be.
I’ll stay by their side through every mistake and slip because I know with every a they learn and take notes to do this the newspaper is even better.
Corryn Brock graduated in senior journalism. She can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].