Harriet’s day with the editor
Deadline experience sold at auction to highest bidder in aid of Seaton Primary School.
Colyton Grammar School student Harriet Gaukroger, 12, is today (Tuesday) the deadline day guest of Midweek Herald editor Belinda Bennett.
Keen writer Harriet bid for the experience at an auction organised by Seaton Primary School.
“I didn’t have any money, but put my hand up anyway,” said Harriet. “My parents very generously paid my bid of �17.
“Now I know that an editor’s job is more complicated than I thought it was.”
Harriet has been finding out how the Midweek Herald uses a content management system to organise stories and photographs and create pages.
“Breaking news this morning was a police report about a burglary in Honiton, which involved the theft of a sat nav and laptop computer,” said Harriet.
- 1 Devon model railway manufacturer expands factory space to keep up with demand
- 2 Mum-to-be's relaxing holiday ends in baby being delivered at Devon resort
- 3 Campsite bid for farm to boost business
- 4 New homes released for sale in Seaton with help available for first time buyers
- 5 Five-year-old girl dies after road accident near Honiton
- 6 'A new era, and a new beginning for Honiton Town Council'
- 7 Careless charity shop donors are costing Devon Air Ambulance money
- 8 Information sought on fly-tipping incident in Honiton
- 9 Honiton slip to home defeat against brilliant Bovey
- 10 New £60,000 funding for Honiton play park
“We typed the story and webbed it immediately, as well as allocate it to a page for this week’s paper.
“I have typed a story myself, which is on the Herald’s website. It is all about the various uses of old toothbrushes!”
With one page left to complete for this week’s Herald, Harriet is now assisting with pushing stories to the web.