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A publisher who writes news…

March 29, 2011

Are you an overworked reporter who looks at your publisher and asks, “What exactly do you do again?” Well, next time you’re stressed because you have to write five stories on deadline day, maybe ask your publisher to pen a feature or, even better, write a feature series. Coast Reporter associate publisher Cathie Roy is three stories deep in a series on local folks making their mark in the world.

It’s by no means the first time Cathie has written for the paper. She’s written features, covered committee-of-the-whole meetings (!!!) and penned frequent editorials for the paper. To my knowledge at least, her role seems to be unique in British Columbia. True, there are those who carry the title of publisher/editor/reporter. But I haven’t come across a publisher who isn’t the editor but who frequently contributes features and news stories anyways.

I was going to question the relationship between the business aspects of a publisher’s duties and the writing aspect of a contributor’s. But then, I would like to see more editors graduate to the publisher’s chair. And I don’t have too much of a problem of someone holding an editor/publisher role. So editor/contributor should be fine…

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Elsewhere…

The Ladysmith Chronicle is hiring a reporter. Deadline is April 4.

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