When I was finally able to return to the world of photogblogs, I noticed I was having a different sweeps outcome than some of my lens toting brethren.
I've been without a reporter for the last 3 months. I've been riding solo on the morning shift trying to find live talk-backs, covering house fires, and car crashes. Double that up with things being really slooooooow in Michiana, and you have a photographer scouring for ideas.
Thankfully, I came up with some. Even more thankfully they turned out great.
I'm sure it's been done before but I pitched a series of stories about things that happen overnight. Since I was without reporter I got to do these on my own taking some time to do them right.
This job is so cool at times. Here is what I did:
- I got to roam the presses at our sister daily newspaper.
- I got to ride shotgun with two of South Bend's police officers on the 3rd shift.(Thanks Jim and Sheldon)
- I got a box of the finest Belgian pastries this side of the St. Joseph river
- I got to wash it all down with some frest milk.
Of course they don't post overnight stories at the double duece, so I won't be able to stimulate the cerebrum more than with a few dozen words.