As a photo editor for the Columbia Missourian, I helped produce a weekly special section titled 'Friday Night Sights'.
We sent staff photographers and volunteers to prep football games throughout the season to capture the unseen moments. We wanted a behind the scenes at the concession stand, the people in the parking lots, the band warming up, on the field and in the stands, a close up of the student section, and the old married couple whose grandson is on the team. Our focus was off the field as our photographers captured the mood of Friday night football.
Through this project I, as well as editors Jacob Moscovitch, Jeffrey Zide and Maya Valentine, managed a team, viewed every image from our photographers take as much as possible, and selected the best from each photographer. We also toned the photos, arranged the final edit and uploaded everything into our content system on deadline. This year we oversaw video production about half of the season. We changed our video content from short gifs to narrative videos less than two minutes long.
The following eight images are photo pages from the 2019 season.