In my few years as a student journalist, I’ve found that one of the biggest resources available to us is the work of other student journalists (and professional journalists, too, of course!)
During spring break, I got the opportunity to visit my community college newspaper, the one I spent 2 1/2 years on before transferring to APU. It was so much fun to go back and see their new office (which they got to move into right after I left, of course), and to look at some of the amazing new things they’re working on.
I love reading other college newspapers. It’s great to see what other students just like me are covering on their campuses. It’s also fun to shamelessly steal ideas from other newspapers and implement them into your own newspaper.
If we don’t learn from each other, who else are we going to learn from?