Posts tagged partylikeajourno
Posts tagged partylikeajourno
Today I’m writing about entrepreneurs. When looking for someone in the photo archives I discovered that these startup guys like to talk with their hands. Every photo of every entrepreneur I found included a funny/awkward hand gesture like this one.
A Boulder nutritionist talks about how your diet can improve your brain function and memory. (Staring at my grande caramel brulee latte and remembering how she said a few ounces of caffeine at a time is enough. Oops.)
I need a secondary source for my story tomorrow. It’s a nutritionist. I’m in Boulder. Seven hours, 8 emails and 10 voice messages later and I’m not feeling great about the deadline…. LIFE IS HARD TODAY!
As a journalist, fires are typical. Part of the job, especially here in Boulder.
It’s not unusual this time of year to get called in to help with fire coverage.
As I looked at these photos from the Denver Post, I was touched by the photos of people moving things out of their homes. I couldn’t help but think about how heartbroken I would be if I had to grab my favorite things and run, and I don’t even own my home.
As a human, it’s normal to watch these images and feel my heart sink into my chest but as a journalist…. well that’s just not how this job works.
Luckily, I’m not covering the fire so it’s not an issue this time but it got me thinking about how often my feelings get in the way or cloud my judgement or cause bias in my writing, no matter how hard I fight it.
So to all those journalists who are trying to balance their damn feelings with their story, kudos and keep up the good work!
I’ll spare you the details of how I came across this video, but I will say, you won’t want to miss Jenn Field’s story on Coloradodaily.com tomorrow.
Journalism, like any other job, has it’s good days and bad. I like to think the reporters covering the camel jumping competition in Yemen were having a good day.
So far, I’ve been python hunting (see the photo below), seen President Obama speak, gone on a sunset cruise and rode on a 10-foot-tall swamp buggy through an 800-acre mud hole, all in the name of journalism.
It’s these adventures and the ones still to come that keep me in good spirits on days like today when I’m writing about CU-Boulder student who has leukemia.
As a campus reporter winter break, spring break and summer is quiet.
Some days are filled with scrambling around for a story or a source until the last minute. I often wonder ‘who’s reading this stuff’ as I look around the CU-Boulder campus and see a total of 3 people walking across the usually busy campus.
But today the break is relaxing. I’m sitting in the sun (attempting to tan my pasty white legs) near the fountains at the student center as I wait for an event to start.
Since I’m sure you’ll hear me complain about the lack of stories at some point over the next few months, I thought I’d share my happy summer mood first.
I’m a woman and as much as I hate to admit it, I can’t help being attracted to drama.
Exhibit A: I’m a journalist.
I have a love, hate relationship with the journalism industry.
I love the constant evolution. I hate that I frequently wonder if I’m going to lose my job.
I love learning about something new every day. I hate having 24 hours to become an expert in a topic that I’ve never paid attention to before that day.
I love the excitement. I hate the uncertainty.
My love affair with journalism is like any other love affair: it’s hot and cold and everything in between.
Despite my occasional doubts and journalism’s imperfections, I’m staying strong… for now.
This is all you need to know about my day at the Colorado Daily today.
This is a great GIF to start this post from likeacollegejourno:
When a source asks me if I’m going to make them look good…
Ugh! I hate it when people ask me that because first of all, if you’re asking it’s because you know that’s not my job. You wouldn’t ask if I’m going to make you look good or not if you thought my job was solely to promote you and your cause. And honestly, if you have to ask, it’s probably because you’re worried and that’s my first clue to look deeper.
I also HATE it when people ask if they can read what I wrote before it’s published. NO! That’s my editor’s job. I mean they pay her for that so if you want to do it for free you should come talk to our publisher and I bet he’d hire you on the spot. Otherwise, let me do my job!
I get that people don’t understand how newsrooms and journalists work but I feel like no matter how much I explain it, people are never happy.
So in closing…
Getting to know the Colorado Rapids. I doubt my boss will count this as work even if I pitch it as research for my beat… which is the CU campus… in Boulder. Oh well, still super psyched! #partylikeajourno #rapids #denver #Colorado
Until now I’ve been a big baby about using Tumblr; my face scrunched like a toddler pouting when she doesn’t get her way.
Well, I’m willing to learn. I’ve been finding Facebook and Twitter and even Foursquare really useful lately and after our social media meeting at work, I want to be a productive Tumblr… or whatever you call it.
So help me out! I’m interesting in news, journalism, CU, Boulder, anything Colorado, higher education… the list goes on. Who should I be following? Pretty please make some suggestions! Thanks!