Archive for August, 2009

An article about the just-discovered death of DJ AM (as I found out about on Twitter and then did a Google news search on him) on NBC New York’s site brought this to my attention. Looks like NBC New York is starting to rate their articles by mood and then update their logo with recent […]


I love twitter.

28Aug09

From across the room: (For those of you unfamiliar with Twitter’s format, read from the bottom up.)


A few days off from writing were in order after finishing up that boot camp class. Wow, what an intense two weeks. I feel like I’ve learned a ridiculous amount about working in the newsroom . . . and sadly, I won’t be back there for some time. But that’s okay. There’s other adventures to […]


After long wait, the tomato and pepper festival story is now online (and hopefully in the paper, too)! A photo of the hard copy will be updated here. MU’s Bradford Research Center to host annual Tomato Festival Why the title of this post, though? Byebye shoes. Note to self: do not go tromping around in […]


Quick update here, since Scott is busy putting together a chair. (Yes, he’s here. More to come on that later.) In the last post, I mentioned some video and audio work. Posted today and linked here for everyone’s viewing pleasure is the multimedia piece Jarrad put together for the website. He did the editing and […]


I got to do one of my favorite things today. I covered football. My main goal was to write a story about the game, but make it more about the players than the actual game. It’s not always easy – a game recap is technical, but simple. Just pay attention to the action on the […]


I’m on the breaking news desk right now, and will be here until 3pm. So far, we only had a police media release come in. Fingers crossed it stays quiet until the end of my shift, as I’m going to be out all night at a football jamboree. Here’s my take on the release story, […]


I let the best get to me today, and I totally missed out on a good opportunity for a story tonight. I should have called earlier in the day to talk with a PR person, but I got sidetracked on another story I’m working on and it totally slipped my mind. By the time I […]


Yesterday, my classmate Maggie and I went to the State Fair in Sedalia, MO in search of a story. We really lucked out sticking with the pig competition, and met two amazing Boone County high school kids. But we were even luckier than that – one had just won the Grand Champion title. We did […]


After a long and studious week, my classmates and I went out to Cooper’s Landing to see our professor, John Schneller, play some folk music with his band. It was an awesome evening, with fantastic weather, great Thai food, fun music and good company.