This week’s news got totally weird in one day. We went from net neutrality to llamas on loose to the color of a dress in a poorly taken photo. HOW? Anyways, I decided to avoid those topics because I read a lot of interesting things this week that had nothing to do with either of … More This Week’s Reads: Psst… They aren’t about llamas or #thedress
Leading up to the Academy Awards, there was a lot of attention placed on the gender differences between the way men and women are covered on the red carpet. The movement #AskHerMore gained traction through a lot of online feminist media as a call out journalists to ask women more than what she was wearing … More Media Monday: A serious turn for Academy Awards coverage
The recent loss of David Carr has gotten me thinking about what it takes to make a legacy in journalism (or anywhere for that matter). Journalists have been the news lately, as I mentioned last week, both positively and negatively. I’ve been reading a lot about Carr and I think I have picked up on some … More Media Monday: On Creating a Legacy and David Carr
Perhaps it’s overdone, but I can’t help talking about Brian Williams for my first official Media Monday. After all, it isn’t everyday that a journalist is a top story for several days. Sure, we’ve seen scandal before. Notable plagiarism seems to happen all the time. Yet, this story seems to be something different. As a journalism … More Media Monday: When journalists become the story
This week, my reading was sporadic, and not on any particular topic or in any particular form. I also did some listening this week (in terms of podcasts) so I might highlight one of those (because rules are made to be broken). So here we go, in no particular order: 52 Places to go in … More This Week’s Readings: Personal Interest, Harper Lee, Podcasts and More
Nobody want’s to talk about rape or sexual violence right after Christmas. Here the deal; we (as journalists and just human beings who care) need to talk about sexual violence. We need to start talking about it so that maybe next year we will finally start doing a better job covering it. I’m going to … More Reporting on sexual violence: Why can’t we get it right?
I’m finally going to get out of my blogging block and start being a writer again. It’s a decision I’ve been trying to make for several weeks, but something has inspired me. That something was Serial. I’ll talk about that funk I was in later, but for now lets get into the important thing. Serial. … More I just have to weigh in on Serial like everyone else
I should start this off with a disclaimer: I do, in fact, know what Buzzfeed is. It stole much of my time during my procrastinating college years (of COURSE those years ended when I graduated… what are you talking about?). The real question is, what is Buzzfeed trying to be? What are people using it … More What the heck is Buzzfeed anyways?
Many people get into journalism hoping to change the world (or was that just a me thing?). It isn’t uncommon for people to become passionate about a topic that they feel is underreported. The journalists face many challenges in getting published, although most do not face the sort of problems Jose Antonio Vargas did today. Vargas, … More When journalists take a stand: Taking sides and storytelling
. . . Print’s long history is riddled with errors and strikethroughs and rewrites— a fact worth celebrating and in some ways emulating, actually. In the earliest days of the book, writers and readers gathered around mistakes as a means of discourse about the work. When books were new, people saw them as fluid, changeable. … More The mindset of mistakes and technology