What's it like to be a reporter at University of Washington?

What's it like to be a reporter at University of Washington?
2018-11-28T00:34:49Z 1
2018-11-28T00:34:49Z

Former Reporter at University of Washington

over 1 year ago
As a reporter for The Daily, the University of Washington's student newspaper, I spent most of my afternoons and evenings in the newsroom after I had finished my classes for the day. There I would attend section meetings, meet with my editors, brainstorm story ideas with other reporters, and, of course, work on my assignments. I took assignments editors gave out at section meetings plus pitched editors my own story ideas. Time management was important: I had to juggle writing, editing, interviewing, and contacting sources at the same time, all on deadline. This often involved staying on top of email and interview requests between classes, and sometimes conducting interviews between classes. I had to be available to come to the newsroom on nights my stories were being sent to the printer, in case I needed to make last-minute edits or answer our questions from our designers.
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