Well, I'm one blog post (this one) away from finishing my first semester of grad school. I'm so proud of all that I've been able to accomplish this semester after more than a decade out of school. I've learned so much these past couple of months. From shooting and editing to becoming a better writer … Continue reading My View: Social Media’s Impact On Journalism
We all know the saying "what's in a name?" -- this week I'm diving into what's in a brand? As journalists we're use to being fair and balanced when it comes to the stories we tell ( at least we should be) it's a BIG part of the job. There's no room for opinions or … Continue reading Keeping the Brand Alive Through Storytelling
In my Sophia Petrillo voice "picture it, the year 2018 and journalists are under attack.” Despite my Golden Girls humor it’s not a joke, it’s actually quite sad. Journalists are being threatened, physically assaulted and in some cases even killed. So, to answer this week’s blog question I have to say It’s not just a challenging … Continue reading What A Time To Be A Journalist
There's nothing like a good cruise! Sure the food and entertainment are great, but the casino is where I have the most fun on the ship. There's nothing like winning $5 on a $1 bet. Or that time I won $500 on $100. I could go on and on about my big wins and big … Continue reading JACKPOT: Winning With Big Data
A seat at the table — a fitting title as we’re headed into the Thanksgiving Holiday. So we’re clear, we’re not talking about a literal seat at the table. The term simply put is a desire to be part of a group–having an influence or power in a particular situation. When I read and researched … Continue reading Black Television Station Owners Look For A Seat At The Table
Eleven years in seems like the perfect time to shake things up, right? Probably not for many people, but for me it was the ABSOLUTE perfect time to go after something that I've been wanting for some time now. For those of you who haven't read my previous blogs, I'm in my first semester of … Continue reading The Rest Is Still Unwritten…..
Right now, I’m sitting cozy in the pharmacy drive thru... don’t worry I’m just the passenger. There’s no surprise that I’m spending this time waiting on my phone. The phone is my time filler for just about everything. As a matter of fact, I really can’t think of many times during the day when I'm without my … Continue reading Diary Of A Digital Addict
Social Media- a term that we use all the time-- but do you really even know what it's all about? Sure Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are some of the biggest known social media platforms, but what is social media? Let me help you out here. Social Media sites allow users to engage with each other … Continue reading Social Media: I Just Can’t Get Enough
Oh, look how far we've come since the early 90s when we all got our first taste of the internet. It was cool right? My first memories of surfing the web take me back to 1996. I remember coming home from school and there it was... our very own family computer. Yup mom had gone … Continue reading The Internet: It Just Keeps Getting Better!
Sitting in my living room, watching the final season of The Crown on Netflix and I can't think of a better setting to start this blog. This week's assignment, discuss the impact of digital convergence on my life. To do that I'll go back to where I started, with Netflix. Netflix is an online streaming … Continue reading Digital Convergence Makes the World Go Round!