- create weekly story lists to distribute to my writers
- held weekly story meetings to assign stories
- served as section editor on Wednesday meetings to discuss the section's status
- worked as a writer, covering various Arts-related topics
As the semester progressed I was given less guidance and more freedom to solely design the Wednesday night layout. I also felt more comfortable hosting meetings with writers one-on-one to discuss their work and improvements they needed to make. I also had to ask for help less and less while working with InDesign in the graphics room.
This was an all around excellent field placement and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested. Working at the Daily Collegian provides students with experience that no class can compare to. You will face real life pressure, deadlines, while expanding your skills and knowledge in the field of Journalism.
If I could change one thing about this placement, I would have liked to have gotten out of work before 1am more often, but that goes along with the field so it is to be expected.