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Ruthanne Urquhart

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Curriculum vitae. Ottawa Sun (left), The Maple Leaf, Canadian Vocational Journal, The Maple Leaf.

Community paper trial by furor

Algonquin Times anniversary issueThe Algonquin Times gave me my first opportunity, as Editorial Editor and Journalist, to participate in every stage of broadsheet newspaper production.

The work included writing news articles and briefs, features, and community pieces, and compiling streeters. As well, it covered copy editing and photography, and design, layout and production... a vertical learning curve.

I especially enjoyed the full-length feature writing I was tasked with – the article coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the Château Laurier Hotel, for example, and the piece about highly entertaining City of Ottawa councillor Richard Cannings.

In addition, I co-ordinated an anniversary issue of The Times as editor and design/ layout editor. The work involved organizing staff writers, researching and interviewing, writing features and copy editing, writing and designing advertising copy and art, and design, layout and production.

I got my first taste of Web work when I assumed responsibility for Algonquin Times On-line. The work encompassed writing articles, designing pages and graphics, and regular updating of site content.

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Streeters: Did you make any New Year's resolutions? What are you planning for New Year's Eve 1999?
Ratified contract will take teaching into the next millennium
A lemon of a policy
Château Laurier
Mike The Knife strikes again and again [anniversary issue]
Program graduates have designs on the world [anniversary issue]
English cuts, 'Romance 101' and Colonel By campus [anniversary issue]
Workplace (r)evolution
Harmony House gets helping hand
Romancing the stone buildings

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