Day 6 – Finally, a day off

The staff pore over their stories after deadline. // Photo by Sheyenne Rowel, Mosaic Staff

The staff pore over their stories after deadline. // Photo by Sheyenne Rowel, Mosaic Staff

By Sheyenne Rowel, Mosaic Staff

Today is the aftermath of the first deadline. Tension in the newsroom is low, but it’s building up again as we approach our next stories. Submitting our drafts was a huge boulder lifted from our necks. Now, editors are red marking our documents. We are fixing the mistakes to perfection. Chuck, a proofreading guru, has been very helpful in this process. Journalism is a new ground I walk on, but I’ve been able to stay on path with his guidance.

Tomorrow we are taking a much needed trip to San Francisco. Fun in the fog could inspire a new chronicle. The Castro, Tenderloin, Mission, Fillmore, and Bayview District hold endless uncovered stories. I am excited to take a day off in the city I was borned and raised. It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to show off that I have a sense of direction.

Our day in the newsroom ends at 3:00pm, but we know news never stops.

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Day 6 – Relief

All the things that make up a journalist: some plastic, too many notepads and a draft ready for editing. // Photo by Elizabeth Lopez, Mosaic Staff

All the things that make up a journalist: a press pass, too many notepads and a draft ready for editing. // Photo by Elizabeth Lopez, Mosaic Staff

By Elizabeth Lopez, Mosaic Staff

Today we finally got feedback on our stories! I thought my story was going to suck and I would have to fix like 1000 things but I was surprised I just have to fix a few things. I seriously thought I would have to redo everything but seeing the few edits I have to make took a lot of stress off my shoulders. Now I can start on my next story and hopefully be done by Wednesday.

Breakfast was really good today. I tried cookie butter and I fell in love with it. Now that I know how good cookie butter tastes, I will stop eating nutella. After breakfast I tried to fix the edits on my story but honestly I didn’t do much. I emailed a few people and reread my story but I felt so unproductive.

During lunch, I went to Philz Coffee with Shy, Maya, and Sidra. Shy spilled a bit of her coffee on the floor but some of it splattered onto a man’s pants. It was so funny because she walked away from it like nothing happened. Anyway, the coffee I ordered is really good. I don’t remember the name but it’s sweet. YUMMM!!

After being out of the newsroom for an hour I’m ready to fix the edits on my story. I can’t wait to be officially done with this story. Alright, time to work.