College Media in Action #6: Late Night, Middle Finger Fun at The Pitt News
College Media in Action is a CMM photo series aiming to provide glimpses of student journalists and college media outlets at work (or kicking back) — in the newsroom, the classroom, the field, the dorm or at an unofficial sacred journalist hangout of some sort.
During a recent production night at The Pitt News, the student newspaper at the University of Pittsburgh, assistant sports editor Dan Sostek (left) and layout editor and columnist Stephen Caruso playfully flip each other the bird. According to editor-in-chief Natalie Daher, this middle finger fun occurred while the staff was creating its annual March Madness issue — one of 16 special issues published by the paper each year.
As Daher explains about the image, “You get comfortable and skip the sugarcoating when you spend enough nights till 1 a.m. together.” The space featured in the image serves as the production room at night, where the editorial team lays out the paper. By day, it is the spot where the business team works on accounts. Photo by Pitt News visual editor Theo Schwarz. Provided courtesy of Daher