The ever-changing environment of the news room

Kadina High Year 10 student Lucinda Gray is on a work experience placement with The Northern Star.
Kadina High Year 10 student Lucinda Gray is on a work experience placement with The Northern Star.

MY week is almost at an end and I feel as though I have come a fair way.

I have learnt so many different processes and come to recognize the effort put in by everyone here.

This place is an ever-changing environment where new information is constantly coming through, the breaking news and stories of speculation and assumptions are what keep this business alive.

I like the idea that you may think you know what your day will consist of but in reality you can never really know where the stories of today are headed.

And in saying that I'm sure there would be numerous slow news days, balancing out the hard hitting stories that come and go.

This job isn't just one of your typical 'office jobs', it is a spontaneous, evolving experience with something new every day.

Today I have learnt the more technical processes of writing an article and the amounts of time spent double and triple checking all the journalists writing - a very time consuming process I would imagine.

I have learnt that a fair few stories come from accidents or people's ignorance to their surroundings.

But others also come from the good that people do in our community for others and for themselves.

This experience here has also helped me with the decision of where I want my future career path to travel.

I initially wanted to study law, but with the experience that I have shared with all of you has helped me realize my passion for writing and the idea that it could be a career for me is exciting.

Only one more day to go and this whole eye-opening experience will come to end. 

* Lucinda Grey is a Year 10 student from Kadina High School doing a work experience placement at The Northern Star.



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