As Executive News Editor at the Statesman, I had the most fun in the newsroom.
I attended (and sometimes ran) news meetings throughout the day to help decide Page 1 story selection, play and presentation.
The news developments of the day, photo availability and deadlines are just part of the decision-making process. Putting the readers first and designing a news package with an Austin perspective was always the goal. But there is no fool-proof formula for putting together a newspaper. One of my skills is knowing when to be decisive. I understand the value of making a decision and moving forward. And forward movement is essential when your team is working under tight deadlines and pressure.
The drop-down menus show a few examples of the breadth of my work: seat-of-the pants breaking news, long-term planning and managing people and projects.
Below are some examples of how my team told the stories of some memorable news events.