Editorial - Tuesday, November 26: Students take the helm

TRADITIONALLY work experience can consist of little more than doing the coffee round or sitting awkwardly in the corner waiting for someone to tell you what to do.

Not this time for our six students this week.

On Friday The DEX is going to become The WEX and our work experience students will be putting out the entire paper themselves.

Now before you go accusing us DEX staffers of trying to bludge, we'll be there, ready to fetch the coffees or type the Backward Glances or do the vox pop for our guest star editors, writers and photographers.

We thought this was an excellent opportunity to find out what our new generation thinks will make a good regional daily newspaper.

We want to know what makes them tick and what they think the role and responsibility of the paper is.

If what they've been working on today is anything to go by, we are in for a treat come Friday.

Seeing the world through the eyes of these bright 15- and 16-year-olds is something that we all should take advantage of.

When the council is looking at changing trends in tourism, TAFE is looking at changing trends in education and The Daily Examiner is looking at changing trends in consuming media - we all could learn a lot.

So follow their journey this week and don't miss out on Friday's special edition WEX.

We'll introduce you to the new team in coming days.

Jenna Cairney
Editor



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