In Ponyville Confidential, Shady Daze makes his first speaking appearance. He operates the printing press for the Foal Free Press, and at the end of the episode, he is promoted to staff photographer. He appears again as a photographer in One Bad Apple.
3:04 - walking up to Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon; 3:23 - listening to Diamond Tiara; 8:19, 12:58 - walking up to the Cutie Mark Crusaders; 8:46 - in the crowd of foals; 11:24, 11:25 - spying on Princess Twilight; 12:03 - running up to Princess Twilight; 12:19, 12:32 - getting Twilight's autograph; 12:56, 13:02, 13:06 - looking at the Crusaders; 14:49, 15:04 - pushing at Diamond Tiara's house gate; 16:34, 18:05, 18:35, 19:16, 19:27 - inside the Golden Oak Library
1:54 - talking to "Tornado Bolt", 2:05 - watching Pipsqueak make his campaign speech; 6:35 - awaiting the results of the election; 7:07 - watching Diamond Tiara walk into the schoolhouse; 7:10 - awaiting Diamond Tiara's reaction
Shady Schoolpony is a character in Gameloft's mobile game. The game's description of him states, "This colt runs the school paper's new printing press. When there's news, he's the first to know -- no need to guess!"