Reporter of the Month is an award given to a staff writer of the Erie Square Gazette for journalistic excellence or above and beyond assistance given to help the Gazette in its mission to produce a quality publication for the students of SC4. Staff writers are chosen by vote from the editorial team.
On behalf of the editorial staff, we would like to congratulate Alex Olsen on being October’s “Reporter of the Month” award winner. Here’s why:
Alex jumped right into the fray on the first day of class and was the only new staff writer who submitted any content for the first issue.
With production nights as frantic as they are, having staff writers attend and assist the editors with copy editing, gathering data, or running errands is incredibly helpful and appreciated.
During last issue’s production night, Alex showed up and volunteered his time to help out, and made the evening go much smoother as a result.
During our newsroom meeting, when we select stories for the next issue, Alex is often the first person to suggest possible stories, and one of the first to volunteer when stories need to be covered.
His reviews are usually insightful, well thought out, and engage the reader.
We’ve had multiple students and faculty come in just to comment on his pieces and tell us they appreciated them. He formats his articles properly, has an understanding of the English language, and his articles have always been submitted before deadline.
He also submits so many stories that it’s hard to believe that he’s only participated in the Erie Square Gazette for less than one semester.
The editorial crew is extremely grateful for the enthusiasm and effort Alex has given to help this publication to succeed and is pleased to recognize him as the Reporter of the Month for October 2013.