Alumni Memory: Louise Rachlis, BJ ’68

How the times have changed

When I graduated from Journalism at Carleton in 1968, I had a scrapbook full of clippings, took the train to Toronto and was sure I’d get a job in a couple of weeks, which of course I did.

Unlike now, jobs were bountiful.

The other big difference of course is the technology, the speed, the social media that didn’t exist then.

My time at Carleton was defined by typewriters, and reams of beige copy paper.

It wasn’t until the 1980s that I went from typewriter to computer, from waxing galleys to desktop publishing, from snail mail to internet, email, and all the rest.

My articles from that time are in crumbly scrapbooks with peeling Scotch tape. My painstakingly typed document for Journalism 350 on “Contemporary Canadian Humor” is hand signed “Read and appraised 6 April 1968 WHK.” – Louise Rachlis (BJ ’68)

Alumni Memories are part of Carleton Journalism’s 75th Anniversary.

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