That's why I took on the streeter assignment. I wanted to get something accomplished that first Friday.
My first story was about the Belleville Theatre Guilds special event: Victorian Fashion Show and High Tea. I really enjoyed the covering this event and took on the extra challenge of producing a multimedia piece as well as the story and photos. I went to the rehearsal on Saturday to get a feel for the event, scope out the location and get the cast/crew comfortable with me being around so I'd be able to shoot around without being in the way.
The editors decided to hold that story until the Thursday edition so I didn't have anything published in the Tuesday edition.
My other story started out as a piece on internships/placements but got changed to cover Daylight Saving (which is this Sunday).
Lastly, on Thursday I got assigned to interview Tim Hadley, a local bass player who toured/played with Stompin' Tom Connors. I got assigned the story at 10am, did the interview just after 11am (a classmate took the photo) and had it written/edited by 3:30 for deadline. I was surprised to find out that the recording of my interview was good enough to make a podcast for QNet. I hadn't written a story with such a tight deadline before and am glad I did. It's not as scary as I thought it would be.
Overall this was a great end to my time on The Pioneer. I can easily see myself doing this kind of work in the future.
Article: Victorian Fashion Show (plus pics & multimedia)
Photo: Rotaracts help fight Polio
Article: Daylight Savings (no photo)
Article: Stompin' Tom Connors (photo by a classmate)
Pioneer Edition - Mar 7th, 2013
QNet News Community (including podcast)
Multimedia on QNet News Vimeo
|Story by Julia McKay - Photo by Richard Barclay|
|Story by Natalie McMullen - Photo by Julia McKay|
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