One of the problems I face in training young reporters is that every year, they get younger. That means 9/11 ends up feeling more and more remote to them. But then, I take these newbies on a field trip that transforms everything. If people think I do a decent job of preparing journalism students for real world reporting, the credit …
If you’ve got decisions to make, your own words might offer the best advice. Your words are a source of power, insight and confidence for your badass self. My free, nine-page writing workbook can help you see yourself in a fresh, creative light. Even reading through the pages might spark new ideas. For sure, you can avoid the mistakes that wrecked me — until writing saved my life.
Want to know how to attract more followers to your blog and Twitter? Jinal Shah is a digital medial strategist who works for Electric Artists, which helps businesses create blogs, Facebook and Twitter accounts to build customer loyalty. She gave great advice to my New School “Introduction to New Journalism” class.
My happy tra-la-la year of taking painting classes is officially over. Just got “The Talk” from my new collage teacher — the one about how I have such potential but if I don’t take myself seriously and paint every week, the art ain’t gonna happen. On some level, listening to him felt like a huge cosmic joke. Every semester, I …
I’ve always felt insecure about being a graduate of NYC’s legendary Stuyvesant High School. Never went to reunions because I was such a pimple-y slacker. Well, I finally put the bad self-image to rest by visiting Stuy and exorcising some ghosts.
I’m looking for something, mucking around in my feelings and the things I need to do — and be. Thank goodness for the people and cats who make up my community and keep me sane.
My pet grammar peeve is worth reading. If you get this straight, you’ll instantly look smarter and more educated. It’s about “it” vs. “they.”