guarantees that you have deadlines, and a certain amount of footwork. Depending on the type of articles produced, there will be face time with interviewees also. Not only does one need to "think" like a journalist, but the target audience is also a major factor. My first experience in journalism was at Start High School and the student newspaper the 'Galaxy'. I was very lucky to have an editor/instructor who gave me artistic license to use my political and sometimes radical cartoons. Even when I was threatened by faculty to have my wings clipped, my editor did not once tell me to tone it down. As a college student I wrote for the 'Collegian' as a contributor, at the University of Toledo. I preformed triple duty, as movie critic, cartoonist, and staff reporter. Once in public life, I did write for local newspapers too, but was eventually drawn to more expansive forms of literary adventures.