HI. THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FASTEST, SHORTEST, RANTY-EST POST.
So I’ve been news editor for The Daily Cougar, hold your applause, for a few months now. And it is absolutely killing my spirit (and spirits.. I get why journalists drink). Work is so constant! I basically never stop. No, seriously, ever. What do I need to say to convince you?!?!?!1?!
I don’t always write, but when I do I pick the coolest/most controversial so I can be sure we don’t get sued pieces.
Also I get to take pictures…. sometimes.
BUT MAINLY. I am assigning stories, editing the terrible out of them (OK not always terrible), tag them with my only creative outlet (headlines… are….. my….. favorite…. !! read them all), and then layout the page (also fun yet sometimes frustrating).
Basically, the job as a whole is time-consuming, a lot of work and stressful. But, I realized this is because I also have to juggle stupid school. Glad that’s over soon. 2.5 semesters or 1.2 years left. THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS.