A shadow was spotted today at the Houston Herald’s office – a job shadow!

Douglas Muehlman, a senior at Cabool High School, chose to spend his FBLA-sponsored Shadow Day here. He is enthusiastic about journalism, having written for the Missouri Boys State Record and plans to major in Journalism at Mizzou.

He learned much from the assistant editor, Jeff McNiell. He observed and edited the website, saw how the paper is planned in the computers, the effects of social media, and learned how the text message updates are done. He was even given a minor reporting assignment, collecting information for a marketplace listing. Leesa Smith, head of composition, gave him a tour of the facility and showed him how newspapers were put together before computers simplified everything.