With the school year drawing to a close, I have been looking back and reflecting on my time working as a journalist for The Student Printz. I was first hired in July of 2010, and I began writing in August of the same year. I have learned a lot about journalism since my beginnings at The Student Printz. Writing in journalistic style is quite different than writing as I typically do in my English classes. However, the challenge has been greatly beneficial to my writing skills overall. With my story assignments each week, I have learned a lot about things occurring in and through the university. However, throughout the year I have discovered that entertainment writing is my strong suit. I wrote a series of stories on Charlie Sheen recently that received a lot of positive reception from readers. Incorporating humor with factual information is what I enjoy most in the journalistic writing process.
Next year, I have been chosen to act as "Managing Editor." This new title requires me to manage the writing staff as well as write stories for the paper as I did this year. I will be a member of the overall editorial board for The Student Printz. The editorial board acts as the brain of the newspaper. We decide what stories to cover as well as what direction we would like The Student Printz to follow over the course of the next academic year. Mary Margaret Halford, a good friend of mine, will be "Executive Editor." Knowing her has been a pleasure. She is a highly qualified individual for the job. I look forward to working with her as well as seeing her thrive in her position of leadership directing The Student Printz.
Southern Miss to the top!
Here is a link the The Student Printz's website. The Student Printz homepage
Here's a few links to some of my favorite articles I enjoyed writing.