From the newsroom AM 14/8/2012
I WAS too busy to update you with yesterday's newsroom antics.
In the morning I went to speak at the Grafton U3A Jabberfest about The Daily Examiner and our plans for the future. It was lovely to meet those involved with U3A and as well as being invited to join Toastmasters (which I definitely need to do to refine my public speaking!) there was also some interest in Italian classes, as I also have a degree in Italian. One of the teachers of creative writing classes was keen to see something of a "writers' corner" established in the paper, which I think could be a wonderful idea... watch this space.
As for today, Lachlan Thompson has been out and about doing the voxpops already and is working on a story about a local runner raising money for Black Dog.
Terry Deefholts is working on a story on a stolen bike, which was returned to its owners and looking into the water storage issue.
Down River, Adam Hourigan has already attended an oil spill exercise in Yamba and Graham Orams will be going along to a site visit to a proposed crematorium.
Tomorrow's editorial will be written by Debrah Novak and will touch on why tomorrow's Clarence Valley Community Unions meeting is so important for people to attend.
Council's committee meetings will be held tonight, so I'll be nipping along and will bring you some reports in coming days.