I won’t pretend to be a journalism expert. I’ve finished one year of my four-year journalism program, and after that I hope I continue learning better ways to be a journalist. For now, I’ll stick to pretending I’m an editor.
The interview questions are starting to come naturally. I can report, write, photograph and do a million other things. But while I’m working as a reporter, I’ve made a few sloppy mistakes that could have been avoided by remembering the editor’s job.
Imagine the editor sits down to read your story and you forget to include the date. That’s just made his job a whole lot harder – he has to find the time to call you, reach you and get the date while rushing to get the paper to the press. Not good.
Now imagine he reads your story and you did an awesome job. He is so impressed that he holds …Read More