DAY NEWSROOM: NEWS EDITORS
Being the night editor at The Day means I have the honor of overseeing its award-winning newsroom five nights a week.
More than nine years as a journalist has taught me that a newsroom can be a pretty hectic operation at night. I dispatch reporters and photographers to breaking news incidents or, if I can't find someone to send, I go myself. On occasion I write other kinds of stories, too, including book reviews — especially of historical nonfiction, my specialty.
Otherwise, in a given night you can find me editing all local news and some wire copy, fact-checking and trying to make it as clean and clear as possible for our readers while maintaining the voice of the reporters. We follow Associated Press style and also have our own house style guide. If you've noticed things moving around on theday.com, I'm often behind it. I choose photos to run with stories, edit the captions and often write or tweak headlines. I'm also usually the person posting to The Day's Facebook page.
In addition to that, I'll leap in just about wherever I'm needed: paginating, proofreading, occasional graphic design. I even sometimes take photos. I’ve been working with Editorial Page Editor Paul Choiniere to produce near-weekly editorial cartoons, called SunDay Cartoons (he comes up with the ideas, I draw them), which you can find here: https://bit.ly/DaySunDayCartoons. We've even won some awards for them.
Outside of The Day — before the pandemic hit, anyway — you could often find me at one of the region's many parks, cafes or museums, and I have volunteered with various community organizations over the years. I love this area's history, rich ecology and maritime heritage.
By Jacinta Meyers