As a journalist, I have spent the entirety of my professional career working in various team settings, whether it be in a traditional newsroom or national design hub.
By nature, I am communicative, outgoing and (occasionally) altruistic and am most comfortable working in an atmosphere that promotes interactivity and cooperation. OK, this is starting to sound like a resume, so let me get back to the point.
I value working physically in a newsroom because I enjoy the in-person interactions I have with my co-workers. Sometimes I throw a mini football halfway across the room into Daniel’s office just to mess with him. That would be challenging to accomplish if we were still working remotely.
And it’s not easy tossing out room-crushing, sarcastic quips on a Zoom call. The timing of the jokes is always a bit off. And forget about private chats. It’s like trying to gauge the tone of a text message with no emoji. Good luck.
And with that, I wish everyone in the Atlanta community a safe and healthy Rosh Hashanah.
Sasha Heller is the online content coordinator for the Atlanta Jewish Times.