Category: Journalism

The Backstory

What makes a good story? Writers are often judged by what appears below their byline, but there is so much more to a good story than that. The public rarely gets to see the exciting grunt work behind the scenes. An initial story idea, like any entrepreneurial venture, goes through several pivots and iterations, before…

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Buzz Buzz Buzz…

I’ve spent a large part of the past month applying to jobs. Since many of these are writing jobs, I’ve toiled long and hard over the perfect cover letter, figuring that if the sole quality I’m selling is my supposed mastery of the written word, I better well as heck communicate something Pulitzer Prize-worthy in…

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editing, defined.

I attended an editing workshop at The Poynter Institute this week. In some ways, I don’t really know why. I’ve never held an editing role in my life. I’m not particularly enthused by the thought of reading over other people’s work. And for all I know, editing is the red markup you get back when…

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New Journalism

I’ve visited three incredible startups in the first 48 hours since being back in New York. Some initial takeaways: LearnVest – their first live event at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Tuesday night brought hundreds of women to learn about finances and how to live our “richest” lives.  Founder Alexa von Tobel founded the NY-based company after realizing that…

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Cutting Edge

Today marks the last day of classes for the Spring semester. On a lighter note, it’s also my last day of class as an undergrad at the University of Florida.  The feeling is surreal.  As I step out of my comfort zone, at this place which I’ve been lucky to call home for the past…

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Future Correspondents, Part II

There are some more standout bloggers I neglected to mention in my last post. Better late than never, so here they are: Lee Ziesche’s blog, Cooking College, offers more than food knowledge, contrary to its name.  In fact, I learned lots about the ONE Campus Challenge and the significant role college campuses are playing in…

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Finding a Niche

My pitch is simple. I love storytelling. Put me on the story. If you’ve been reading this blog, you already know I’m interested in social media and the technological impact the virtual world has on society.  But other than an intense curiosity about all things digital, what else can I bring to the table? I…

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