Well, after feeling really useless this morning, my day improved with being given more to do – working on two stories but unfortunately have to wait for this boy to come home from school and this lady to return home – but that is all good as can at least contact them after hours!! Have learn’t about ‘slugs’, the pressures of deadlines and the importance of contacts and media releases.
The editor has been really accommodating and has an open door – no knock- policy and the importance of sourcing stories cannot be over-estimated!! Thanks so much Nat for all your words and warnings – they were a great help 🙂 Hopefully another editorial meeting tomorrow will yield more to do.
I guess that from the point of view of the host paper, they are very accommodating in hosting us for work experience as their deadlines and stories don’t wait.
Here is looking at tomorrow and the rest of the week with optimism!!!!