My name is Domenic Casciato. I am from Philadelphia, and I am pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Political Science and International Development. I am an aspiring journalist.
I am the former News Editor at the McGill Tribune, the largest student print publication at McGill University. I wrote and edited for the Tribune for two years, and produced mini-documentaries, editorials, op-eds, news stories, and other miscellaneous pieces for the publication. My duties as News Editor of the Tribune extended beyond the typical work of an editor. Though editing stories for print and online publication in the Tribune’s news section is a major aspect of the job, the lack of an undergraduate journalism program at McGill University means that the Tribune’s editors also serve as guides and educators for contributors and writers. In addition to editing upwards of 10 stories per week, News Editors prepared more than a dozen pitches per week, provided detailed writing tutorials to our contributors for every story written, provided them with article templates and source contacts, organized weekly meetings with contributors and writers, managed social media, coordinated with our creative and design sections, contributed to the Tribune’s weekly editorials, and fulfilled a number of other important duties.
I have also interned for Dick Polman at WHYY during the summer of 2017, where I helped him produce his daily opinion column, National Interest.
I am hoping to contribute to a wide variety of publications. I am most interested in news and opinion journalism.