From the Intern...FarewellMy term of keyboard typing has expired. No, that’s not right. As I now head off to college, my time of getting PAID to type on a keyboard has expired; that’s far more accurate.
By: Luke Heine, Pine Journal
Typing. Typing on a keyboard. My term of keyboard typing has expired. No, that’s not right. As I now head off to college, my time of getting PAID to type on a keyboard has expired; that’s far more accurate.
Carlton County, make no mistake — I had a fantastic time writing for you. As I soon discovered at the Pine Journal, though, journalism is far more than pecking the black and white dunes or “getting the scoop” — a saying I was a little disappointed to discover that no one actually says.
It’s about leaving phone messages, following up on stories and hiking through muddy trails for photos (I enjoyed the latter the most). To paraphrase Jana, my boss, it’s about giving a commonalty to the community, a shared conversation. Journalism is about listening, learning, and then making that information accessible to others.
I can firmly attest that my time journaling for you, whether be it about parks or poultry, columns or camps, has been a pleasure, not in small part because the kindest people put together your newspaper and compose our community.
In short, because this is a busy world, thank you for reading and continue subscribing. Because, an insider’s secret, the Pine Journal really does care about you and your local news. They take it seriously. And without them, many of the things that comprise Carlton County — the soccer games, community events, and county issues — would go uncovered.
And trust me. I’m not just saying that. I really believe it. Besides, I’m off the payroll.