I felt I was doing important work at a vital community resource
Copy Editor (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – December 6, 2018
A typical day at work allowed me to work with vastly varied types of material, from opinion pieces to wire service reports of national/international news to front-page major stories; I edited copy, wrote headlines and captions, scrutinized graphics for accuracy, and examined photos for proper cropping and placement.
I learned a great deal about Dallas, its culture and politics, its institutions, traditions and sports teams; about the Morning News, its traditions and culture; and generally about the role of a front-line copy editor at a major Amercan newspaper.
Unfortunately management was in transition at the Dallas Morning News while I worked there. I did get a sense of continuity and a desire to maintain quality despite difficult circumstances.
The culture in the newsroom was friendly and accepting of newcomers and contract workers, with everyone happy to point a newbie toward resources and other necessities.
The hardest part of working at the Dallas Morning News was trying properly uphold its tradition of excellence every day.
The most enjoyable part f working at the Morning News was being able to be a part of something special in the newspaper world.
Filling a vital role in a crucial community resource in one of the most vibrant cities in America.
Long commute from where I live