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5.31.10

We designed front pages a couple of days ago using stories/photos from AP and the Statesman. I’m maybe a little too excited about mine, but it’s the first page I’ve ever designed completely on my own, so I’m proud of it. Sorry the second and third pictures are so little. (:

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5.30.10

Pictures from today:

Quote of the (yester)day: “The Dow Jones people probably think I’m an alcoholic.”

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I’m so restless tonight! I’ve been roaming around the dorm a bit, outside for a while, back to my room, yadda yadda. And now I’m uploading some pictures from today:

We eat breakfast at 8 a.m. We drink lots of coffee.

Headline critique — he’s actually reading his own headlines here. (: Also, sorry I cut off your feet, Griff.

Chad says he doesn’t take posed pictures.

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5.28.10

Today was a long day. But it was worth it, because we finally got to learn about cutlines, the redheaded stepchild of most news publications.

Also:
“So how do we choose our interns? Well, it’s a crapshoot.”

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5.27.10

Dow Jones camp. I love it.

Just days after graduating from college, I packed a suitcase and headed to a UT dorm to live and train with nine other copy editors before our summer internships. It’s kind of legit. The group is really funny, smart and talented — and I’ve found two fellow band nerds, past and present, who knew what I was talking about when I said my brother is involved in drum corps. Uh, awesome.

Few things excite me more than swag. Seriously.

You know what? I hadn’t missed dorm beds. Not one bit.

We’re working in one of the labs where I had class last semester … aww.

Kiera & Monica. We visited the Statesman to sit in on budget meetings and observe editors/designers. I sat with statcom for a while, but it was a slow day, so I ended up at my desk.

Samantha & Etienne

I’m learning things, too. For instance, when writing headlines, “you’d better be damn sure the big type doesn’t contradict the little type.” OK, I already knew that, but I’d never heard it put so eloquently. Thanks, Griff.

More as the workshop progresses. 🙂

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It’s a tradition for us to have an early (early!) breakfast at Kerbey Lane before Josh ships off for DCI every summer. We eat before the sun’s up, then I take him to the airport for an early flight to spring training. I was looking through my photos and realized that I’ve managed to snap a group shot every year:

2007

2008

2009

Last weekend.

Real friends meet to see you off at 4:15 in the morning. 🙂

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5.24.10

What to eat for the last episode of “Lost”? Kabobs, of course!

Sometimes you just need to go with the recipe with the fewest ingredients, right? Noble questioned why pork, pineapple and green peppers were all on the same stick, but he still scarfed his down. 🙂

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