There are days when it’s fun to be the executive editor. Yes, you read that correctly: Fun. Not a word you associate much with working in newspapers nowadays…
So what made today fun?
Our front page, courtesy of copy editor/designer Andrea Higgins. Credit Andrea with the layout, and most importantly, the headline, on the story about the prolonged dry spell and rash of brush fires we’ve had.
Her headline? “Dry earth, wind and fire”
Bingo! A play on words like that that captures the story and invites the reader into it works for me.
It made me do a jig in my pajamas this morning.
Here’s a little bit about Andrea:
Andrea Higgins is a features designer, copy editor, outdoors news coordinator and a 16-year veteran of the Pocono Record.
Born in Pike County, she moved to Stroudsburg as a 6-year-old, and still wonders if that qualifies her as a “native.” This Stroudsburg High alumna is a mom of twins and a cochlear implant recipient — miracles that she loves to tell anyone and everyone about, if given half a chance.
In the 3.5 minutes per year of free time that her family and job allow, she likes to work with stained glass.
Reach Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org