The Brandon Sun
As the beat reporter for Brandon University's six athletic teams, I regularly spend time at practices from September to March chatting with coaches and players ahead of games. This keeps me busy and time management is key, especially on weekends and when I'm writing every day on deadline. I also cover curling in the winter and golf in the summer, with a focus on high school athletics and other less prominent sports. Sometimes this means writing long-form, feature-style pieces and other times it means churning out simple briefs. I constantly interact with my audience on Twitter, take photos when required and regularly lay out and copy edit pages. Major events I have covered include the 2017 Canada Summer Games, 2017 Legion National Youth Track and Field Championships, 2016 Canada Cup of Curling, 2016 CIS Women's Volleyball Championship and a pair of Tamarack golf tournaments.