Archive for the ‘journalism’ Category

Yesterday was the first day of a new semester for me at the University of Missouri’s Journalism school. As I sat in my first class and the professor went through the niceties of introductions, he recited his resume for us. It was very depressing that about 80% of the publications he had worked as a […]


Last week, amidst conducting my very first content analysis research, writing a paper on major Christian magazines, and setting up my future professional project I need to complete in order to graduate, I made a decision against my better judgment to accept a story assignment for Jefferson City Magazine. I write for them once in […]


I love magazines. Like love love love LOVE magazines. I love the paper their printed on. I love the traditional layout. I love the long articles and big, colorful photos. I love the sidebars and short, monthly features like Glamour‘s “10 Things We’re Obsessed With Right Now.” I’ve been reading magazines since I got a […]


This is wicked late since its been three weeks since Michael Jackson died, and this clip aired about two weeks ago, but I just thought it was too funny and insightful a critique of the media’s coverage of Jackson’s death to go without a mention on this blog. As always, I am blown away by […]


As promised, I watched the ridiculously important/boring Questions for the President: Prescription for America program that ABC News hosted at the White House. I gained quite the education on the President’s plan for health care reform, something I knew very little about before. Even a few of my questions were represented by those asked by […]


I ran across a very interesting opinion piece today. Penned with a fearless, frank, and kinda snarky voice by Irish journalist Kevin Myers, be aware that sexuality and its relation to fashion is the focus of the article. We all know the givens when speaking of feminism and fashion: -Yes, the fashion world perpetuates images […]


I finished in no time at all. It’s an easy read. This isn’t the kind of book with that you-just-can’t-put-it-down quality. This is the kind of book whose writing and depth draws you in. Even if you’re like me, not an orchid (or even plant person for that matter) person or enamored with Florida, Susan […]


ABC News is playing with fire. It seems that in an effort to jump on NBC’s ratings boost with their two part series on President Obama’s day-to-day life, ABC News has put together their own Obamafest for June 24th in which their news coverage for the day will center on the President’s plan for a […]


My lack of frequent posting can be attributed to two things: closing my laptop more often too enjoy summer and finishing And the Band Played On by Randy Shilt, number one on my summer reading list. This is the part in the summer reading list posts where I tell you what I thought of it. […]


I don’t mean to get political, but I just think it’s fantastic that cookies were actually effective in getting a terrorist to talk! The story reminded me of my chocolate chip cookie post. Maybe I should donate my baking services to the CIA. “The most successful interrogation of an Al-Qaeda operative by U.S. officials required […]