I’m having trouble getting back to sleep so I thought I’d update the good ol’ blog with two recent articles.
The first one is about bad local oysters and its effect.
And this second one is about a group of displaced senior citizens pining for their original meeting place.
I hope you find them well.
My editor called me into his office today to talk about a little field trip I get to go on.
For years, the LIRR and MTA have been working on creating an East Side Access Tunnel. Lots of Long Island commuters work on the east side of NYC but have to go all the way to the west side of the city to Penn Station because there is no stop before then.
The East Side Access Tunnel will stop of course on the east side, and then I believe direct to Grand Central Station.
The LIRR/MTA have invited my paper to tour the tunnels in progress, which are not expected to be completed until 2019.
So on June 27th I get the opportunity to tour the tunnel. This is a privilege! Few people have ever gone down there besides the workers.
I’m truly blessed!
And on June 30th I’m going sky diving for the first time, but that is a present my sister and brother chipped in for. Spectacular.
I feel really comfortable here and am so grateful to have found this internship. Now back to work! 😛
Today I handed in my first article. It was a different experience than handing it into a professor or peer to edit, grade, and return.
I sat at my editor’s desk as he read out-loud my article. I couldn’t help but already nit-pick things that I could of changed, and small mistakes that I had made out of being nervous.
Despite my heart lodging itself in my throat the whole time, it wasn’t that bad of an experience. My professors always spoke of this experience. That there own articles would be pulled apart and marked up unbelievably. I had a couple of word-agreement mistakes, and needed to shift some information around but other than that the editor said my article was good.
What a relief!
So I survived my first newspaper editing experience. I have had plenty of articles edited, all of them have been, and a every article should, but this one was new.
I’m glad I didn’t cry!