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Ruthanne Urquhart

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

Daily everything under the Sun

Ottawa Sun"What doesn't kill us makes us strong" can be said with absolute certainty about working as a Journalist on a tabloid daily.

The Ottawa Sun provided me the opportunity to experience virtually every facet of daily newspaper work, from covering news through advertising to design and layout.

I researched, interviewed for and wrote national, provincial, regional and local news stories. My work also involved writing election, hi-tech/Y2K, education, weather and other articles.

For Sun supplements, I did advertorials and public information pieces for regular and special sections, took photos, and edited and did the design and layout of business and advertising sections. As well, I filled in for the Sun's supplements editor for two months. The work included interviewing, writing information pieces and advertorials, editing, photography, and design and layout.

In addition, I created a potential new Sun section, "Successfully Single". The work involved recruiting columnists, writing articles and reviews, taking photographs, editing, and design and layout.

Clips:

Riverfest '99 [text, design]
New riding dooms Cabinet minister
Southbank 2000
Canucks' Macedonian mission accomplished
Experts keep weather-eye on flood threat
Language pupils protest
OPSEU offers tidbits in strike's shadow
Still playing: Nightmare on Elgin St.
Bankruptcy challenge on
Y2K: Region readies for bug-out
The days of wine and rose are here
'Secondhand Rose' '90s anthem

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