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Sunday, December 03, 2006

I am a Journalist in High School!

I've been a journalist for almost 6 months now. A Journalist for my School Magazine, The Marian Star. I'm the One and Only Designer, One of the Editors, and an ocassional photographer(without a cam:D).

And, it's been an awesome experience. I learnt lots of things, from Serif and Sans-Serif fonts to writing Reports and Headlines. And the peer-review process and bare-bones editing were fun and challenging as well. Inshort, joining the Marian Star (which happened by accident) is probably the best thing for me since sliced bread, since I got to do a whole lot of stuff, some of which you'll be seeing in the days to come...

But, If I've been a Journalist for 5 months, then why haven't I blogged about it before? Well, main reason being, I wanted to show some work for being there, so I had to wait till I had something significant, something interview-worthy. And now, since I have not one but two of those, I guess I can break the news...

As of now, we've published 7 Interviews, 6 with teachers from our school(including the Principal) and one with the General Manager of Lotte India, and we've some good ones in the works. We've also covered every major and minor event in our school, and littered the place with reports and surveys.

So today, I am publishing those 7 interviews. PDF format. Licenced under Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial licence.

At School

Our Principal, Fr. Paulraj

Our Assitant Headmistress, Ms. Selvi

Our Hawks House Master & Mr. Best-Teacher-ever, Mr. Nicholas

Our Owls House Master & Mr. Computer, Mr. Darius

Our Swifts House Master & Mr. Motivation, Mr. Arul Rajan

Our Eagles(my) House Master & Mr. Newly Married, Mr. Dominic


The General Manager of Lotte India, Mr. In Do Hwang

PDF versions for now, but I'm working on HTML versions of them as well...

And what do you think of the designs? With 20/20 hindsight, they all look crappy to me, since they were done when I was a noob and used (horror music) Microsoft Publisher. While there's nothing wrong with that, and it certainly introduced me to designing on paper, I've overgrown it and my next interviews use the f'awesome Adobe InDesign.

So, feel the Design is Crappy? Flame me:D