This is my first official blog posting! Yay! I created this account in October of 2006...my freshman year of college, and here I am a junior--for a few more days. Wow, how time flies.
I've been thinking about reviving my blog efforts for awhile and I'm so excited to actually do it. I have to give credit to Ashley Reynolds, my roommate Cate and my team-coverage friend Christy for the motivation. Ashley made some great points about the importance of online media in her farewell note to KOMU...after 6 years she's moving on to what I'm confident will be great things. Cate (AKA Jen Reeves Junior) has been great the past few months, encouraging my less than tech-savy self to tweet and blog like it's my job...because it could very well be my job someday! Or at least part of it... And finally Christy, because somehow we both decided to do this on the same day so we can track each other's summer adventures in NYC and London.
Anyway, I need to go to sleep pretty soon so I can get to KOMU early tomorrow to work on my grain fraud HFR. It's going to be a great story for BusinessWeek.com and hopefully a nice little series for KOMU-8 News. :) Today I had a revelation that I know I'm in the right field because while on Facebook I was 10 times more interested in Scott Schaefer's Honor Flight pics than I was in someone's status about hypothetical bangs...random, I know.
I'm thinking this blog will focus on my experiences in journalism and how they impact my life and the lives of others. Yesterday I two of my stories aired- the dayturn about a Missouri Senator who crossed the border to Iowa to marry her partner-and then a longer story I've been working on since Easter about Randy Prywitch. He's a 20 year-old filmmaker who is definitely going places! I actually liked both the stories a lot..even though I have a mental list running of all the things I should have done differently. I'm going to try to post a link to both of them.