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Pitch Anxiety [5.9.16]

As an Artist and Creative, my days are spent spinning in my office chair coaxing the muses, Euterpe and Thalia, to gift me with their wisdom. When they are on holiday, I tend to fall down a labyrinth of YouTube rabbit holes. Searching and searching, until I find it. The spark of an idea. I envision selling […]

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Rebuttal to MWP: No Blogging Schedule

I’m a bit perturbed about James Chartrand’s recent post over at Men With Pens about abandoning a blogging schedule, not least because she advocated only writing meaningful things while simultaneously appearing as if she just threw her post together. I’m gonna be upfront with you all – I just whipped up this post. But most of the time, I leave my writing to marinate before posting.

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99%: Remember to layer!

A couple of days ago the 99% posted an article on “layering” versus multi-tasking and how that affects productivity.

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So you want to start a blog series?

So you want to start a blog series?

A trick of the trade in the blogging world is coming up with a good series that readers will wait in anticipation for you to post then share wildly with their friends. But how do you know if your series idea is gonna be good for the long haul? First of all, not all series […]

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Editors can’t save us; we can only save ourselves

Editors can’t save us; we can only save ourselves

Maria Popova over at Brainpickings wrote up an insightful post on what she terms “churnalism” has done for media in general and why SOPA exists today.

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Does your story have any teeth?

Does your story have any teeth?

This is the infernal question many a journalist must ask whenever they get a tip or overhear a conversation in the bathroom stalls of The Caucus Room.

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The Filter Bubble and the Case for Useless Knowledge

My avid advocation for interdisciplinary studies is very well-know…to my friends. It’s really a problem I’ve personally dealt with and have come up against when deciding what job I want to have. You see, I’m neither right nor left-brained; I’m smack dab in the middle of the Type A and Type B personality; I am […]

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Lies, damn lies, and newspapers

Google Analytics displayed a queer stat the other today – one person got to my site by typing in “journalism lies.” Interesting that, since I have been thinking about that same notion. Touring around DC, I often walk past the Newseum and roll my eyes at the gargantuan screen print of the first amendment hanging […]

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Tool Time – Apps to help your research

I get easily overwhelmed when I start a project. There’s so much information to digest, so many ideas to process, pages to look at, that I often jump out of my chair and slap on my iPod to release some stress through raucous dancing in the living room. Yep, I’m that upstairs neighbor stomping all […]

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My journalism philosophy

This is in essence my journalistic philosophy, what I learned from my masters at the UNR Reynolds School of Journalism, and a large part of my thesis. Please enjoy and tell me what you think!

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