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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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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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Corruption

Corruption

via queenofspainblog.com I was a witness to the PJs at the Reynolds School of Journalism. I was so glad of the opportunity to have someone as successful and prolific as Erin speak to J-school students and especially professors about new media, getting personal, and still being a good storyteller. Erin Kotecki Vest + Jeff Howe […]

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Future of journalism lies in mentorship, not self-aggrandizing

Because we all know a few asshole editors. Seriously, I find that many newsrooms foster an unhealthy competitive environment where journalists would rather slit each others' throats than collaborate on a story. A former Mizzou student in journalism told me tales of sabotage. This in the esteemed Reynolds School of Journalism. It's really time to […]

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