When I was in the newsroom the first time around, it was a tradition to buy tea for everyone when you get your first byline and/or your first front page story. I got both firsts on the same day, a few weeks into the gig.
Earlier today, the editor handed me a copy of the magazine, fresh off the press. Although I wasn’t involved much for this issue since the stories were mostly done in August, my name was in the editorial list and I did write a book review plus compiling some market data. While it wasn’t a big deal like getting a C1, it still felt nice.
I guess the newsroom is still the place for me, despite having been away for five years.