This is my third semester working for The Excalibur, which is the TPSS campus' newspaper.
Last semester, I had a lot of fun writing articles for the newspaper, and I learned a lot about journalism, which is one of the majors I'm interested in. It was stressful sometimes, but I had a lot of fun overall. We published three editions which were very informative and interesting, and students at our campus were very interested in reading the newspaper. We had a great quality newspaper, and we had more articles than what we could publish at times.
This semester, however, we haven't been able to publish yet.
One of the main problems the newspaper is facing right now is that there are not enough students interested in writing articles or reporting events or getting involved in the editing and production process. It is frustrating at times because there are only eight to ten people involved with the production of the newspaper, and we can't do everything ourselves. We try but it is very difficult because there are so many things going on this semester, so many events happening, and so many things positively (and negatively sometimes like the pay for print) affecting students that we need more people to cover these issues to inform our peers about what is going on around campus.
Unfortunately, the people working for the newspaper right now cannot take the responsibility of covering all of these events because we have other things on our plates like school homework and personal lives. The newspaper is in danger of only publishing one edition this semester, which is sad for all of us working on it now because all our efforts are not enough :(
So, I wanted to reach for you :)
You my dear friend are needed to work for The Excalibur!!!
We need reporters, editors, photographers, illustrators, art design people, business managers, administrators, poets, etc. We need people who are interested in making the newspaper a success and that want to get involved with what is going on in the college.
You can write a poem, review a movie, video game, music album, book… anything you’re interested in. You don’t have to write a long article or cover a lot of events. You don’t need to have a lot of experience in writing because the editors and the newspaper adviser are ready to help with anything you need.
If you’re an art major, you can submit pictures, illustrations, art work, etc. If you’re an art design major, you can help us with the layout of the newspaper (which will look great in your resume!) If you’re a business major, you can help with the administrative part of the newspaper like getting advertisement or keep in touch with the printers. The idea is that you contribute in any way you can and that you get some experience related with your major in the process.
Let me tell you, even if you’re not interested in a journalism degree or anything related with it, working for a newspaper is a great experience. I, personally, have developed a lot of skill that are helping me in my classes and work.
So, if you’re interested in working for The Excalibur, you can directly contact me, the editor, or the newspaper adviser (Contact Information below.) We are waiting for you!!!!