This morning, I had my first meeting with the community beat. My editor seems really down to earth and approachable, which is a huge relief as I had no idea what to expect. Basically the whole semester will be spent profiling interesting people in the community, which actually sounds interesting. The hard part is: you are assigned a small section of town and have to search to find these individuals.
I know that learning how to pitch stories will be an incredibly useful lesson, I just have to figure out how to go about it. Besides awkwardly knocking on doors (that’s gotta be some kind of privacy violation) I think I’m going to do obsessive amounts of Google searches, drive around and stop in different places, try to get out more and listen around for what people are talking about.
Fingers crossed this works out well.