Former Student Journalist at Ohio Wesleyan University
over 1 year ago
In order to stay on top of your articles and schoolwork, it's important to submit a budget for a topic of a story you're interested in on time. The budget is generally due a week or two before a publication is to be posted. Don't worry, though, the chief editor (or, in my case, my professor TC) will remind you when to turn in your budget. Once you submit your budget, it then gets approved, and if it's approved, you get started on your story as soon as possible. Prepare to interview students, professors, and the like depending on your story's topic. An article can take 2-5 days to write, depending on the event you're writing about, so it's important to budget your time properly to ensure you write a good story. Nobody wants a sloppy article. Be prepared to take photos at any moment, whether the photos pertain to your story or not. In essence, always have your phone on you! You never know what you might see. It's important to keep a pen and paper on you at all times as well in case you need to write information down as quickly as possible. Overall the day in the life as a student journalist is busy but it's all for the good of the people reading the paper!