A man and his Mojo

Mojo 3Edmond resident, Robert Heath, cools off in the shade yesterday at Fink Park with his 14-year-old beagle, Mojo.

With no photo assignments on my plate today, I set off for OKC to a newspaper workshop sponsored by the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. I thought this workshop titled “Futurizing Your Newspaper” would be lame. I was wrong.

Tim Harrower brought forth a refreshing approach to redesigning the print version of tired looking newspaper. It was all common sense, yet desperately needed advice to nearly all newspapers in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, I was the only representative for the Sun and I have no say in their design.

I do, however, have a voice at the O’Colly. I’ve talked with many of my co-workers about a major redesign since last semester. I see it in the near future. Our Web site is due for some heavy reconstruction as well. Thank goodness!

So, after getting some good advice and reassurance from Mr. Harrower, and a good talk with my friend, Megan Foster, I headed back into Edmond to complete our Sun Spots feature.

Sun Spots poses a question to a few members of the Edmond community (usually kids) and posts their responses beneath their respective mugs. It’s silly, but it sells a few extra copies each day, I suppose.

I found a group of girl scouts at one of the parks and they were eager to help. They even went as far as promising me a box of thin mint cookies.

On my way out of the park, I noticed Robert Heath cooling off with his dog, Mojo. Oftentimes I will see something interesting (to me) and pass it by because in all honesty, it is strange to approach someone and get permission to photograph them. Robert seemed friendly enough and I hadn’t taken a real photo all day, so I ignored my fears.

I’m glad I did. While, it isn’t the greatest photo I have taken, it is nice to look at and more importantly, I got the chance to meet someone interesting that I otherwise would not have. That is maybe the most consistently rewarding aspect of journalism.

One Response to A man and his Mojo

  1. Patrick says:

    awesome! love the shot and reading the rewarding parts about journalism. Interesting ppl are why we are here

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Mojo 3Edmond resident, Robert Heath, cools off in the shade yesterday at Fink Park with his 14-year-old beagle, Mojo.

With no photo assignments on my plate today, I set off for OKC to a newspaper workshop sponsored by the Oklahoma Newspaper Foundation. I thought this workshop titled “Futurizing Your Newspaper” would be lame. I was wrong.

Tim Harrower brought forth a refreshing approach to redesigning the print version of tired looking newspaper. It was all common sense, yet desperately needed advice to nearly all newspapers in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, I was the only representative for the Sun and I have no say in their design.

I do, however, have a voice at the O’Colly. I’ve talked with many of my co-workers about a major redesign since last semester. I see it in the near future. Our Web site is due for some heavy reconstruction as well. Thank goodness!

So, after getting some good advice and reassurance from Mr. Harrower, and a good talk with my friend, Megan Foster, I headed back into Edmond to complete our Sun Spots feature.

Sun Spots poses a question to a few members of the Edmond community (usually kids) and posts their responses beneath their respective mugs. It’s silly, but it sells a few extra copies each day, I suppose.

I found a group of girl scouts at one of the parks and they were eager to help. They even went as far as promising me a box of thin mint cookies.

On my way out of the park, I noticed Robert Heath cooling off with his dog, Mojo. Oftentimes I will see something interesting (to me) and pass it by because in all honesty, it is strange to approach someone and get permission to photograph them. Robert seemed friendly enough and I hadn’t taken a real photo all day, so I ignored my fears.

I’m glad I did. While, it isn’t the greatest photo I have taken, it is nice to look at and more importantly, I got the chance to meet someone interesting that I otherwise would not have. That is maybe the most consistently rewarding aspect of journalism.

One Response to A man and his Mojo

  1. Patrick says:

    awesome! love the shot and reading the rewarding parts about journalism. Interesting ppl are why we are here

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