Foraging For Stories

We at The Uniter are committed to telling the stories that aren’t being told in other news outlets, and often this means a little extra digging. 

It’s not unlike the hunt for wild mushrooms that Meg Crane, our arts and culture editor, explores for this week’s cover feature. While there may be an angle or a home for many stories, we have to sharpen our eyes to find those that work for us, for our readership. 

We’re always on the lookout for stories that are timely and that have a specific local angle. Putting together our weekly story lists is a collaborative effort where our staff and volunteer writers get together with our editorial team and discuss what we’ve heard about and what we think readers would enjoy seeing in the paper. 

If an idea seems to be not quite the right fit for The Uniter, we work together to see if there’s another approach or set it aside for a week in case there are more new developments.

But idea generation and refinement don’t happen in a vacuum. We’re lucky to have enthusiastic members of the community on campus and in Winnipeg at large who send us releases and notice of the things that matter to them – their events, their attempts to raise awareness, their hopes for positive change in this city.

If there’s something you’d like to see in The Uniter that we haven’t covered recently (or that needs an update), check out the masthead below to find an editor or writer who would fit your story. And if you’re not sure who to send it to, send it to me (editor@uniter.ca) and I’ll make sure it finds its way to the best person.

On the hunt for stories, it’s you – our readers – who are our best guides.

Published in Volume 71, Number 2 of The Uniter (September 15, 2016)

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