Campus Times (CT) is the University of Rochester’s weekly, student-run newspaper and has been a campus staple since 1873. Every week, after a hectic production night that goes late into Wednesday evening/early Thursday morning, we publish each issue both in print and online at campustimes.org. I entered college determined to become involved in the school paper, but I soon found out that college-level journalism is far removed from its sheltered high school equivalent, as I’m sure professional journalism is from my current journalistic experience as a university undergrad. After two semesters as one of the CT’s Arts & Entertainment editors, I’ve learned that a) a functioning paper requires substantial time commitment and discipline, and b) a thriving paper requires that much more. In my year as managing editor, I made it my goal to produce a paper defined by astute reporting, a diversity of student voices and, of course, quality writing. Since January 2015, I’ve abdicated my editorial position to pursue other endeavors, but my time spent aboard the CT has been invaluable.
Below are some writing samples from my time on the CT. Some of the pieces overlap with those under “Movies R Bliss” because I tend to post all my movie reviews on my blog, whether or not they were initially written for the paper. To view the rest of my articles, visit campustimes.org and type “Jonah Jeng” into the search bar.
2014 Fall Semester (Managing Editor)
2014 Spring Semester (Managing Editor)
2013 Fall Semester (A&E Editor)
2013 Spring Semester (A&E Editor)
2012 Fall Semester