Here’s a full gallery of every photo we took at the Sheaf Centennial Gala photo booth.
I have been asked countless times over the years why I got into journalism. The question was sometimes posed by someone who wondered why a sensible guy like me would go into a business with badly paid jobs filled by scoundrels and malcontents. Often, however, it was asked by a fresh-faced journalism student who was eager to bring a touch of idealism to a world sorely in need of it.
Listed below are some more Sheaf alumni who went on to work in the media, whether for a short time or for a whole career. The list is arranged chronologically and is a work in progress. This is the fourth part of our “Stop the presses!” series, reaching up to 1952.
Listed below are some more Sheaf alumni who went on to work in the media, whether for a short time or for a whole career. The list is arranged chronologically and is a work in progress. This is part three in our “Stop the presses!” series, so far reaching up to 1946.
Listed below are some more Sheaf alumni who went on to work in the media, whether for a short time or for a whole career. The list is arranged chronologically and is a work in progress. This is part two in our “Stop the presses!” series, so far reaching reaching up to 1940.
Not every student coming to the Sheaf’s grubby door for the first time toyed with fantasies of someday being able to bellow “Stop the presses!” on the premises of a newspaper out there in the real world. But some did, and they were sure they had gone to the right door because it was common knowledge that work experience on the Sheaf, combined with a tolerance for working for very little pay, was the very recipe for landing a job as a reporter on a newspaper, and might even help to open the way to a job in radio or television if you also had a great voice or nice teeth.
Editorial cartoonist Brian Gable says his start with the “left wing, anti-establishment” Sheaf was “somewhat different” than his current employer – the Globe and Mail. Gable has had an illustrious 25-year career with the Globe and Mail – winning National Newspaper Awards in 1986, 1995, 2001, and 2005 – and the Sheaf was the inspiration for his career.
Gable will be the keynote speaker at the Sheaf’s centennial celebration on Nov. 3. Attendees can expect a lively discussion of Sheaf history with editorial cartoons for illustrations, and perhaps even some live demonstrations of his own cartooning skills.
In this day and age, there’s almost no better way to stay informed about a group or event than by connecting with it via Facebook. And that’s exactly what you should consider doing with the Sheaf and our upcoming centennial gala! This website is still your hub for all Sheaf centennial related news, but our Facebook pages will help you keep constantly up to speed.
You can also follow the Sheaf itself on Facebook. Here you’ll find regular updates and reminders about the centennial, as well a consistent stream of fresh Sheaf content — a great way to get a feel for what the paper is currently up to.
Share your Sheaf stories: sordid, inspiring, hilarious, embarrassing, or all of the above… Anything goes!
Only at the Sheaf could I write a parody sex advice column every week, interview indie music heroes, and run for student government in order to write an article about the process, and then win. And I don’t even want to pursue journalism!
My time at the Sheaf proved to be a valuable experience chalk full of opportunity and amazing good times. I’m positive those of you who have worked or volunteered for the Sheaf have your own unique stories and experiences too.
We would love to hear about them!
- Photo gallery: Sheaf Centennial Gala January 23, 2013
- Murray Campbell: why I got into journalism January 23, 2013
- Stop the presses! Looking back on 100 years of Sheaf alumni in the media (Part 4: 1946-1952) October 18, 2012
- Stop the presses! Looking back on 100 years of Sheaf alumni in the media (Part 3: 1940-1946) September 18, 2012
- Stop the presses! Looking back on 100 years of Sheaf alumni in the media (Part 2: 1932-1940) July 4, 2012
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