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.
The editorial staff at the Erie Square Gazette wishes to welcome back Don Lierman, past sports editor and current staff writer at the ESG.
Subsequently, the staff agrees that Don is the “Reporter of the Month” for February, credit due in part to his enthusiastic return to the Gazette, but also for his contributions to the sports section in the previous and current issues of the ESG.
Don’s return to the ESG is after a three year hiatus which he spent honing his sports writing craft at various publications in St. Clair County, including both the Times Herald of Port Huron and The Voice in New Baltimore.
He has already accumulated one “Lede of the Issue,” for his story, “Lady Skippers fillet Firebirds.”
The “Lede of the Issue” is a recognition given by our advisor, John Lusk, to applaud well-crafted opening paragraphs in student’s work.
Since his arrival, Don’s willingness to communicate with the editors on sports assignments is tremendously helpful for the production crew, and has not gone unnoticed.
Don has quickly become a valuable asset to the Erie Square Gazette, and the editorial staff is excited to see more of Don in the issues to come.