This first deadline was a doozy! It takes a lot of time and hard work to be a good journalist. I never realized how much work and effort is put into creating, writing, and editing a story. Doing my first report on Syria was very difficult. There was always something new developing and I had to make sure I was up to date. I've edited my paper so many times I've lost count! Another great lesson I learned was to not rely on one expert. Sending multiple emails when you first come up with an idea is your best bet. Overall I had a great experience meeting new students and professors in the making of my story.