Meet The DEX’s acting editor

FRIDAY'S ACTING EDITOR

MY NAME is Chelsea Smith and this week I am attending The Daily Examiner for work experience.

On Tuesday and Wednesday I will be shadowing the DEX's editor Jenna Cairney.

Chelsea Smith will be in the hot seat when work on Friday's special Daily Examiner (WEX) is being put to bed.
Chelsea Smith will be in the hot seat when work on Friday's special Daily Examiner (WEX) is being put to bed.

During these two days I will be learning all the skills required to become the acting editor this Friday for the Work Experience edition of The Daily Examiner.

Click here to see which two people are the acting photojournalists 

On Friday for our edition, I will become the acting editor with the other five girls doing several other roles to create our very own newspaper.

Before today I thought being an editor was to be a boss-like figure, on the basis that everything that will be published must be overlooked and reviewed by the editor.

Also I believed that the editor would have their own desk, in their own office. This is not the case as Jenna sits amongst her colleagues and works in a team environment.

Click here to send a story idea via email to the Examiner's work experience team.

I learned straight away that the editor's job was to neaten up the paper, write their own articles as well as write a short article reviewing current issues in the Clarence Valley.

In a short amount of time I learnt that on Thursday, for our Friday edition I will need to be on top of things and ensure that the paper is up to its usual standards.

Click here to scroll down quickly to hear from the acting sports editor 

Also I think I must be attentive and guarantee that everyone's opinion is heard to successfully fulfill the role of acting editor.

Click here to see who is the acting deputy editor for the Friday edition.

I am excited to be shadowing Jenna Cairney and I am extremely looking forward to the rest of the week at The Daily Examiner.

Work experience student Taylor Stone Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Work experience student Taylor Stone Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

ACTING PHOTOJOURNALISTS

Hi, my name is Taylor Stone and my acting position is a photojournalist.

What I have learned so far would be that this job is filled with exploring and taking photos and writing reports on them.

It is a great job because you get to find out people stories and photograph some interesting stuff!

I'm excited about shadowing with JoJo Newby and helping her do her job and experiencing what it is like to be a photojournalist.

Before I started this job I thought it was a simple job of taking photos and writing about it, but it is so much more than that. They have to write a lot of what the story is about and are several stories to do at a time, so they are busy people.

It takes a lot to be good at this job, you have to be talented in photography and journalism.

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HI, MY name is Rebekah Lougher and I'm from McAuley Catholic College.

My "acting" position at the moment is a photojournalist.

There are a lot of things that I have learnt on my second day of work experience at The Daily Examiner.

Work experience student Rebekah Lougher Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Work experience student Rebekah Lougher Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

I'm shadowing Tim Howard, including that the first line in a story should be short and sharp, giving the reader an insight into the story.

But the thing that has stuck with me the most is following a story through.

The thing that I'm most excited about during my time at here is seeing the whole process that goes into the story.

Before I started I thought this job was going out and talking to people to find out their stories.

Creating an article is much more than that; it is talking to people and finding out their stories along with researching, following up previous stories and brainstorming ideas for future stories.

I think it takes a lot to be a good reporter, you need to be able to ask the right questions to get the right answers to get the best article you can.

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MY NAME is Grace Greedy and my acting position is a photojournalist.

Work experience student Grace Greedy Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Work experience student Grace Greedy Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Today I've worked with Adam and JoJo. So far what I've learned is that the job involves taking photos and writing reports and articles.

It seems like fun because you get to talk to people and connect with them and listen to their stories. I'm excited about calling my friend and writing a report about her work experience with Adriano Zumbo.

I didn't really know what to think of the job before I started, but now I think it will be fun. To be good at the job, I think you have to really like what you're doing.

You have to like photography and writing, and you have to have patience because you can't get everything done at once.  

 

 

 

 

DEPUTY EDITOR

DURING work experience week at The Daily Examiner, we have been given acting positions to carry out.

The position I have been given is the deputy editor and I'm shadowing Shannon Newley.

Work experience student Keira O'Reilly Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Work experience student Keira O'Reilly Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

Initially, the job I expected was very different, with the role being a mix of writing and proof reading of other pieces.

So really, I had no idea what it would involve!

Although these tasks are still major aspects of the job, there were some tasks I did not expect. One of these is being responsible for the layout and design of the newspaper.

In the past two hours alone I have already learned so much about the position. I never realised how important the layout of the paper was, and how one tiny change has the potential to alter it all.

A lot of organisation is involved, with lists and plans constantly being made, then being changed five minutes later.

Suddenly, I am realising how much like my life this is.

It is important to know what you're doing and have the ability of forward thinking. The position requires you to regularly talk to people, therefore, being able to do this confidently is needed. Having great people skills in general make the job.

The next week is sure to bring many new, interesting and exciting things. Leading up to our own Work Experience edition of The Daily Examiner, we will face many challenges but with the new skills learned, I am sure we will overcome them.

ACTING SPORTS EDITOR

Work experience student Kirsten Kemp Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner
Work experience student Kirsten Kemp Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner Adam Hourigan

I'M Kirsten Kemp and I am working with Bill North in sport as I'm going to be the acting sports editor this week.

What I have learned is that there is a section every Wednesday of a local review of the golf where local golf players send in reviews.

I am most excited about interviewing Norah Hegedus who is a 10-year-old girl who plays tennis.

I thought the job was about reviewing the local sports and talking about all the events coming up during the week and interviewing children and sport stars who are successful.

I still think that's what it is although you have more of a connection with people.

To be good at this job you need to know a lot about sport and be excited about sport and have good contacts with the sporting clubs in the area.
 



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