Articles Archive for October 2009
For a campus Halloween party, I went as a flasher. My costume was a trench coat, two pairs of underwear, boots, and a Canon 580ex flash attached to my crotch.
Two recent articles have highlighted the importance of ditching your preconceptions about what constitutes the pinnacle of getting published and start embracing online media outlets – especially if you’ve been dreaming of getting hired by print publications you’d never dream of paying real money to read.
“If you build it, they will come,” whispered Kevin Costner in the movie that runs in my head. And so I’ve been hammering away at the keys, simultaneously updating and applying my slowly expanding knowledge of Wordpress, PHP, and HTML…all in an attempt to revamp the Meridian experience.
I’m a bit promicious when it comes to my collectives. Besides Meridian, I also work with another group called Goddamn Cobras. We make videos. Lots of them.
The Atlantic just came out with an epic piece of multimedia journalism. Nadya Labi profiles Gus Zamora, an ex-army ranger who hires himself out to go grab kids who were illegally snatched and taken out of the country by one parent. Nadya follows Gus down to Costa Rica to observe the “rekidnapping” of kid number 55 and is actually in the car the child is recovered. Nadya gets the audio of the rekidnapping and takes photos just moments after the reunion. Partially because of the story matter but also because of her story telling, my heart was pounding while I read the article. Wow wow wow. Inspiration in word, audio and photo form. Read it here.
The Atlantic just came out with an epic piece of multimedia journalism. Nadya Labi profiles Gus Zamora, an ex-army ranger who hires himself out to go grab kids who were…
NYC, October 14th.
NYC, October 14th.
Got some extra time? Like to write? I just heard about a few opportunities for all you bloggers out there, which could help you gain experience and exposure while you’re in between jobs, freelancing or trying to figure out what to do with yourself.
Change.org is hiring full-time bloggers to write about social causes from human rights to environmental issues to social entrepreneurship. Best of all, positions are paid and your posts would be viewed by over a million users. Check out the ad here.
MediaBistro also recently launched a user-generated blog “We the ‘Bistro” which allows any one to submit posts via email to a large audience of fellow media professionals. You can submit photos, video or anything relevant to media workers. I just sent in an old Meridian post to the email address email@example.com just to get my name out there and see how it works.
I hope to open up Meridian in a similar fashion so that readers can email posts containing their work or musings on issues facing young journalists. We’ve also been talking about starting up a guest post series to add more voices to this blog, so look out for that in the coming weeks!
Got some extra time? Like to write? I just heard about a few opportunities for all you bloggers out there, which could help you gain experience and exposure while you’re…
Happy Birthday Serena! As your birthday present, I present to you this video, which represents the beetles of time picking away at yet another year.
Happy Birthday Serena!!
Hope your day is filled with lots of big waves and lots of little surprises.
Happy Birthday Serena!! Hope your day is filled with lots of big waves and lots of little surprises. Love, Your comrades
Mongolia is far away. It still felt close for a few days, after I got back. But it’s been just over a month since I washed the last bits of Mongolia out of my pores with a long, hot shower in a hotel near the airport in Beijing (our connection was delayed). The absolutely official end to my journey came with a bite into my double cheeseburger from In N’ Out on the 60th night since leaving American soil.