Community paper trial by furor
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.
• 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
• 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