Koll's day job is a crime scene investigator for the Roseville Police Department, and he read about The Bee inviting readers to sit in on the meetings and learn more about how editors evaluate news and decide the day's top stories.
"I really felt like I was able to peek behind the curtains," Koll said Wednesday. "It was rewarding to hear editors discuss all the elements that go into a story, and then see it come together in (the next day's) paper."
Koll said reading the paper will be different for him now. For one, he said, he has a new appreciation for the "immense amount of work" that goes into putting together and packaging stories, and he'll think about some of the people he met and how seriously they take their jobs in trying to think about readers and how they might react to certain stories.
So for Thursday's paper, Koll liked a story about California streamlining regulation of the oil industry under Gov. Jerry Brown, and a story about admission trends at the University of California.
Interested in experiencing what Koll did at The Bee? You can apply to join editors for a few meetings by clicking here. If you don't see available dates, check back as we are periodically adding dates.