September 29, 2004

Front Page Material

I found a rather interesting surprise in my CPO today. I knew the newest edition of The YellowJacket was being distributed through the mailboxes, of course. Staff writers have the priviledge of knowing such information and, as some may argue, have the responsibility to spread said information.

I was surprised by what I found on the front page. What did I find? My story on new LETU professors as the top story. It was above both the story on Longview Blitz and the one on the freshman retreat.

I feel two ways about this placement.

I am incredibly giddy that my story made the front page. Who wouldn't feel happy that their story is the lead? The editors chose it as the most important story in the paper (at least as far as immediate relevancy is concerned)! I now have had a story published on the front page on a newspaper. Admittedly, it is a small campus newspaper, but surely that fact still counts for something.

Unfortunately, it is a boring story. Due to space requirements, the story just contains facts about the professors that I gleaned from interviewing them. It was supposed to present facts about the professors. There really is not much that can be done with a story like that unless it is turned into a feature.

Anyway, the point of all this is that I have a story on the front page of The YellowJacket. Hooray for me!

Posted by Randy at September 29, 2004 08:38 PM | TrackBack