Not much to report on this past week. I wrote a bunch of stories, remembered to put most of them online, and even managed a Saturday that didn’t require 12+ hours of work and allowed me to actually do something social Saturday night.
One of my coworkers told me many of our readers view getting into the newspaper as a milestone. The McAlester News-Capital, as much as it is a newspaper, it’s also an achievement, and many people read it just to know who’s done something noteworthy in the community.
This idea assuaged some of the concerns I’ve had about game stories not publishing until two to three days after they actually happened. It also backed up my rationale for trying to write a profile on every senior playing football for McAlester High School. They’ve worked hard, so why not give each player 750 words or so?
A lot of parents have come up to me at games to thank me for what I’ve been doing, so I think this was a good idea. And hey, it makes filling a week’s worth of sports section that much easier.
Here are the articles I wrote this week.