April 20, 2012
Flannies, uggies and nightgowns imbued a sense of calm as Curtin Journalism students today burnt the midday oil to produce the April 2012 edition of the Western Independent.
Editor Carrie Cox said that with her charges averaging five to six hours sleep a night during the 10-day production ‘week’ the newsroom pyjama party would help hose down any temper flares.
“It’s like our of version of Mufti Day,” Ms Cox told InkWire.
“We’ve pretty much been here 24/7.
“It’s hard to get cranky with people when you’re in pyjamas.”
Subeditor Sam Leung, in the final semester of her journalism degree, agreed the PJs had helped increase the peace.
“If world leaders wore pyjamas to their diplomatic meetings the world would be a better place,” Ms Leung mused.
Ms Cox quipped that Annie Shreeve – who did the newsroom grocery shopping and prepared lunch for the team – could expect a top grade for her efforts.
Pizzas and savoury muffins were among the goodies cooked up by Ms Shreeve.
“It’s been great fun and gone really well,” she said.
Washing up duties were shared.