Missourian Blog Post #4: Oh the weather outside is frightful…

I feel like it’s been too long since I wrote an article. Granted, despite my time spent in the newsroom, you don’t get a lot when you are not on GA. Plus, my part of the beat has been conspicuously quiet. Hopefully this week I can beef up my staff page. Interestingly enough I am actually enjoying my time reporting. It is stressful and somewhat anxiety-provoking, but it’s thrilling to be a part of breaking news. Continue reading


Missourian Blog Post #3

I suppose I am a little behind on this blog. Thankfully, I gave myself some cushion with four stories last week so I am not as pressured now while I am working on my multimedia project.

This project initially terrified me. It was like J2100 all over again. But surprisingly, it has been kind of fun. My partner, Andrea, and I were lucky enough to work with a wonderful woman named Anita. She is a passionate pet-owner who was more than happy to welcome us into her home to shoot photos and audio. Continue reading

All in all, I’m all at sea.

No one I meet has ever heard of it, but Aida is, to me, the best musical ever written. You have no idea how much jealousy consumed me when I learned my parents had seen it years ago when it first came to Chicago. I would give anything, anything, to see it live.

It is essentially a love story between two star-crossed lovers (sound familiar?). The story does resonate with many I have heard before, but the music sets it light years apart from anything else. Suffice it to say, Tim Rice and Elton John have a real gift. Continue reading

Missourian Blog Post #2

It’s been an interesting week.

I started off this week somewhat anxiously anticipating my first General Assignment shift at the Missourian on Wednesday. Tuesday afternoon, however, my beat editor calls and asks me to come in. Before I know it, I am knee-deep in school board election profiles. Needless to say, I was thrown head-first into reporting. Continue reading

Missourian Blog Post #1

For this semester, I will be a reporter on the education beat at the Columbia Missourian. Part of our responsiblities are to blog about our reporting experiences for the benefits of our professors, editors and peers. I expect to update this sub-section of my blog at least twice a week to keep everyone updated on what I am working on.

To see my work at the Missourian, please refer to the Missourian Staff page, where a link will be posted to my profile at http://www.columbiamissourian.com/