As a young girl, I didn’t idolize Princess Diana; I didn’t know who Audrey Hepburn was until my freshman year of high school; Barbie was just a logo on a box in my basement, not my inspiration. Crazy as it sounds, I wanted to be Jesse Owens: the fastest man in the world.
One afternoon in my second semester at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, I grabbed a copy of the morning’s The New York Times, more on an impulse than as a conscious, consumer choice. When you attend one of the top-ranked journalism schools in the country, reading and consuming news in the traditional sense (think thick,Continue reading “Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Tablet or Traditional? News Consumption”
Designing myself a website in high school wasn’t just some whimsical experiment I executed in my spare time – I did it solely to get into college. For two years, I had been broadcasting weekly shows and writing monthly for the school newspaper. With this arsenal of clips stored in my computer’s hard drive, wasn’tContinue reading “Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Personal Websites”
You know the phrase, ‘Ask and you shall receive’? No other advice rings truer for young journalists who are itching to get out in the business. It’s the classic professors’ ploy: “Questions? Anybody have questions?” The professor implores, as he paces the floor. More often than not, the room answers with squeaky shoe-shuffling. Students, especiallyContinue reading “Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Ask Questions, Get Answers”
“They’re disposable,” the woman with the gray, curling hair says to me as a wooden drum beat steadily in the distance, the fire’s smoke rising high, “disposable people.” Squinting in the afternoon sun, hands buried deep in pockets to escape the already-chilly September winds, I am not prepared for what this tribeswoman tells me. “There’sContinue reading “The Athens News: Visit to September Festival Unleashed 1000 Silent Stories”
A headline from HuffPost Media this week stopped me in my Twitter-prowling tracks: “Employment Rates Are Improving For Everyone But Journalism Majors.” My first reaction was to cringe. I’ve always considered myself capable of well-reasoned decisions. Prone to follow the logical path, I have a reputation of calculated intelligence. So why was the most importantContinue reading “Society of Professional Journalists Net Worked Blog: Should Students Pursue Journalism?”