Contributors are the backbone of the paper, and they are always in demand. The best way to get involved is to come over and introduce yourself. The office is in Room 108 Memorial Union Building (main floor, above Louis’).
You will be asked about how much time you wish to contribute to the paper and the areas of interest you may want to pursue. The information you provide will let the editors know whom to contact when a story idea is brought forward. You will not be under any obligation to commit to a project you believe is not in your interest or does not fit your schedule.
Who can write for the Sheaf? Anyone in the university community can contribute to the Sheaf. No experience is necessary. If you feel you have something to contribute you can talk to an editor about your story idea. Editors will assist you in crafting the article, editing it, and finally publishing it in the newspaper. However, if writing is not your forté, the newspaper also needs photographers, proof-readers, cartoonists, and even delivery help. What does The Sheaf offer its volunteers? The Sheaf offers contributors the opportunity to get involved in the university experience.
Whether you are interested in pursuing journalism or just interested in what’s happening around campus, it can help you. Through contributing to the Sheaf, you will gain valuable experience in journalism. It offers writers the opportunity to attend several workshops throughout the year including writing, computer training in layout design, and photography workshops.
The Sheaf is an excellent starting point for aspiring journalists. In fact, journalism schools look favourably on applicants who have spent time at a student paper. Some recent Sheaf staff who have moved on in journalism are: Brooks DeCillia (CBC Radio), Lucas Oleniuk (Toronto Star), Michael Petrie (Calgary Herald), and Veronica Rhodes (Regina Leader-Post).