Friday, April 17, 2009

Taking the first step

It was a different production night. After much reflection, celebration, and sugar (lots and lots of sugar), the staff of 2009-2010 took the reigns on Thursday. And, knock on wood, everything went off without a hitch. Or at least nothing a quick phone call wouldn't fix.

Cam took his spot in the Batcave. His big project was writing his letter from the editor. Like his predecessor, Cam outlined goals for TNH - including a new business section and a beat system. Missing though was something about adding a coffee maker to the newsroom. Caffeinated journalists are happy journalists.

Keeley manned the news section with ease. Her first night included editing 11 stories, picking the lead, then planning for next week. Not bad, not bad. Next week, she's going to juggle flaming swords while reciting the periodic table.

And brave Brandon Lawrence did NOT crawl into the fetal position underneath the sports desk. No, instead he valiantly put together the first of many sports pages, switching between seats. With a little help from some cameo appearances, Bran put out a good looking back page. Pretty impressive considering before Thursday he's only ever looked at InDesign.

So there you have it. The new crew took over, and the office still stands. Now we've only got, what, 50, 60 more times? Sweet.

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