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Friday, April 25, 2008

New Catalyst Ohio on college access online

Preparing an entire issue of a magazine to address issues of access to college in the state of Ohio is a mighty big challenge. It becomes even more complicated when the governor announces a major new initiative during his state of the state address that adds a new program to the discussion mid-way through the editorial production cycle.

That's what we faced with the April/May issue of Catalyst Ohio magazine, now available online. I've been serving as consulting editor there while Editor Charlise Lyles is engaged as a Kiplinger Fellow at The Ohio State University.

You're not an editor if you're not flexible. So we regrouped and and got another story assigned to look at Seniors to Sophomores (when not many in the state really had any notion as to what this program would look like, how it would be funded and how far-reaching it would be). I hope you'll take the time to read the work of some pretty dedicated professionals.

Word of the day
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Michelle O'Neil said...

I had no plans for college until the father of a friend insisted I apply, half way through my senior year in high school. Sometimes it isn't about big programs, but about personal experiences. One person believing in a kid can make all the difference.

BTW....I love the "word of the day" feature on your blog.

Wendy Hoke said...

I couldn't agree more, Michelle.

And thanks for noticing the WOD. :)