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Well, that was an interesting week. The Photo j’s of Loyalist were back in class, and figuring out the cycle this semester. Because of course, we are starting at the Pioneer.

Now, for those who aren’t in the know yet, the Pioneer is the digital paper at Loyalist. It used to be in print, but now we work on a PDF version, and make prints of the pages to put up on the bulletin board in the 1N hallway.

My section is first up on the Pioneer, which comes out on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so we had our first real day in the newsroom last Friday.

I have one story in each of the editions. I’ve written one, am waiting on a photo, and I also have to correct my story once I get it back from proof reading. And of course leave enough time for layout and proofing/rewrites before it goes online Tuesday.

Not nerve racking in the least.

I have another story to work on, but so many interviews are just waiting to be done, and a photo opportunity tomorrow morning.

This isn’t the first time I’ve worked on the Pioneer; when I jumped into a frozen river for charity last year, I took “immersion journalism” to the next level, and got my story published on the second page. I didn’t get the picture, but I think it’s pretty obvious why.

Seems to me it’s gotten harder since then.

If you want to check out all the other content the media students produce here at Loyalist, check out Q-Net News. 

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