Category Archives: Reporting Experiences

Reflecting on encounters from the job and in the classroom.

The beginning

The school year persists as the oddest method of measuring time. Students begin three-quarters of the way through a traditional calendar, take a break during the winter holidays and return for a few months before concluding in the middle of … Continue reading

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The magical story-idea generator

Story ideas are the currency of the journalism industry. Generating good ones assures a steady stream of work. Story ideas exist in deceptive forms, though. They abound in every moment of the day, but they can also be tough to … Continue reading

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Wit’s soul

There are two terrible questions a person should never ask. “Can I ask a question?” Grammatically incorrect, and you already did. “How long should the paper/article/column/video be?” As long as it needs to be and as short as possible. I … Continue reading

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Getting back to now

I’ve been writing a lot lately. Just not blog posts. With my academic career in the balance, I’ve been typing for my life. Ha. No, but I have been working hard on my thesis all this week, and the next … Continue reading

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Ladder to the bottom

Advice about writing well is everywhere if you want it. Henry Miller can tell you how to work, and Mark Twain can tell you how to get paid. Gay Talese will prod you to get outdoors and hang around and … Continue reading

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