Tag Archive for Journalism

Still Life

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I’ve been spending a lot of time behind the lens, and less time with the pen and paper (Pen and paper being an analogy for my laptop or iPad because I rarely write with a pen and paper these days) Read more

Through the Lens

Here we go again. Right on cue. Round and Round. I’m the Marionette. Who’s pulling the strings? I’m just a puppet.

I came into this program looking to polish skills in not only writing, but also photography, and my oddly enough; my ability to approach almost anyone in any random situation. As a journalist this skill is mandatory. Thankfully, I’ve never been shy in that regard. Read more

Conflicted

I was asked the other day what I wanted to do once I finish my studies. My friend Keysha asked if I still wanted to work in areas of conflict. I still do and even with all that’s going on I want to be in the thick of it. Read more

Sudden Impact

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things

I’m going to deviate from the norm today and get a bit more personal. I realized the other day that if I want to be taken seriously in the Journalism world I must put aside my childish nature. I’ll be the first to tell you I rarely act my age. Read more

Brace Yourself

(This is me after dealing with my hostile source)

Today was my first experience with a hostile interviewee. Not exactly sure the circumstances behind their hostility but in my pre-interview I had laid out the general questions I would be asking. Read more

It’s Never As Bad As It Seems

So many differing factors have been affecting my writing as of late. Some good some bad but all influential. Being Monday meant another start of a busy school and work week and all the stresses that come with it. I told myself I would focus on giving my next couple writing assignments no less than 110%. Read more

The Digital Age

Over the last few days I’ve been experimenting with more efficient ways to both transcribe my notes/interviews and deliver them to the various mediums I use. Still a firm believer in the tried and true method of pen and paper, but in this day and age the use of technology provides a higher level of accuracy and efficiency. Read more

Tune Out the Noise

As a Journalist you must always remain unbiased and factual. In the pursuit of the truth you need to keep emotion out of the equation. Read more

Smile for the Camera

“It is easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to ask for permission” Not sure who is credited with the origin of this quote but today is the first time I’ve ever had to really use it. Went out into the world today to take some photographs for my Photojournalism class. Read more

Thick Skin

I’ve heard it time and time again. “Not everyone will agree or even like what you have to say” “That to make a career out of this you must develop a thick skin”. Read more