The Independent Collegian Newspaper Analysis

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The organization that I showed the most interest in for this assignment was The Independent Collegian Newspaper. My High school that I graduated from, unfortunately, did not have a newspaper to be apart of, and when I found out about this organization on campus, I knew that it would be a great experience that I could learn a lot from. I’ve always had a passion for writing, and I figured that this would be a great opportunity to learn about the process of creating and publishing a newspaper. I was informed a lot about the newspaper through a representative that visited my communications class along with a weekly writer’s workshop that would be held every week within their office. The Independent Collegian is a student-run newspaper that covers news that is relevant to the Toledo community along with the University of Toledo students. The newspaper first began in 1919 as the The Universi-Teaser and is now published under Collegian Media Foundation. …show more content…
I figured that this would be a great way for me to learn more about getting news to the public and ultimately being more involved on campus. In order to be apart of the newspaper, I had to apply for a writer’s position, and I would soon hear back from a staff member about whether I would receive a position or not. After about a week, I was informed by one of the editors that I would be given a position as a writer for the Community section of the paper. I was able to work with an experienced writer on the staff, and she really helped me learn the ropes when it came to writing and coming up with questions to ask those that would be interviewed for stories. We were able to communicate greatly with each other and the editors when it came to editing my story and making sure it was ready to be published in the newspaper by the

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