The Journalism and Public Relations Department chair, Susan Wiesinger, showed how easy it is to report a story of interest to readers in her Tweet yesterday about students arriving on campus for fall semester. All it takes is some news judgment, a smartphone and a Twitter account.
If Susan had been working for The Orion, this might have been the entry to a bigger website story about traffic problems (construction near campus!), the traditional scramble at the beginning of the year, a slideshow of students moving into housing or a half-dozen other back-to-school stories for the web and maybe next week's print edition.
This kind of reporting can be done even before theorion.com is up and running and The Orion's first edition hits the street. Are there other stories out there waiting to be told?