Moving 5,000 kilometres away from her home wasn’t something Katrina Owens had in mind. But Katrina was hired as a full-time reporter and photographer at the Slave Lake Lakeside Leader. Katrina graduated from Durham College in June 2015 after completing her three-year advanced diploma program. At Durham College, Katrina focused on human interest stories and community events but moving into the middle of the northern boreal forest has allowed Katrina to cover an array of different beats, including wildfire season, bird and wildlife spotting, Aboriginal sports and weekly provincial court hearings. One of the biggest accomplishments Katrina has achieved since starting her position is her artist profiling series. Katrina spends her free time volunteering as secretary of the Regional Arts Council.
When Dan Cearns did his internship with The Standard Newspaper, he did not expect a full time job but was hired as reporter/ photographer for the community newspaper. Dan graduated from Durham College in June 2015 after completing a three-year advanced diploma program. Since joining The Standard, Dan has covered hard news topics such as teacher contract negotiations, Greenbank Airport remediation, a municipal internet initiative and crime news. He also writes feature stories and covers community events. His bi-weekly column,The Caped Cearnsader, gives insight on a variety of topics. Each week, Dan covers Scugog Township Council meetings, which he finds to be always a great source for interesting stories. He also photographs local events on the weekend.
Check out Dan’s work at: http://www.thestandardnewspaper.ca/