Under the guidance of Rachel Lynde, the children start up The Avonlea Herald, a weekly newspaper. Anne works hard to be made editor. The other children gladly fill their respective posts. As they are working on their first issue, a big story breaks in Avonlea, sending the whole "staff" into action. Anne, in her enthusiasm, takes over all departments and soon, her dictatorial management style disheartens the other children. She comes to realize her own attitude is the problem. When she allows everyone to feel a sense of ownership and the rewards of contributing, the news team starts to function smoothly and the resulting issue is a great success.