This is not an exit

Welcome to my world

In Uncategorized on November 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm

There are literally millions of blogs out there, so why start one for myself? That’s a good question, one which I plan on answering by typing and not looking back.

Now, I’m not new to blogging by any means. From the rudimentary — and now defunct — MySpace blog I started when I was but a fledgling McMinnville High School graduate to the Tumblr blog I started last year, I’d say I’m on the more experienced side of the novice pool when it comes to this stuff.

I figure this is the next logical step.

Tumblogs are fun and all, but they lack depth. And if you want to be taken seriously in the world of journalism and communications — did I mention I’m a journalism major? — you need a format that can hold an audience for longer than a nanosecond. At least a WordPress blog will appeal to people who can hone their attention on one site for a fraction of a second longer.

So let’s see how this goes. I can’t promise you that this will be the most earth-shattering display of creativity you’ve ever seen, but I can tell you that there’s plenty to be gained from this blog if you’re into news and journalism. Personally, I can’t get enough of the stuff.

We’ll discuss ethics. We’ll analyze stories and sources. We’ll laugh. We’ll cry. We’ll wonder if it’s really that important to abstain from referring to peoples’ credentials as psychologists when it bears no weight on a story  (it is.)

I’m ready to nerd out on journalism and communications (and maybe politics, but only a little.) Won’t you join me?

 

Interviewing Benjamin Franklin for The News-Register

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