Sunday, July 31, 2011

Coming out of neutral...

It was a hard decision.

Both student candidates are very qualified and have been doing some heavy campaigning. But, I had to choose one and I did. 

I am officially endorsing Marissa Evans as candidate for student representative. I believe she has all of the right tools to lead NABJ's student members. I have heard people imply that she has on rose colored glasses when it comes to NABJ and I completely disagree with that assertion. I've talked to Marissa several times over the phone and internet and I believe she has a vision. She doesn't mind thinking out of the box and that won me over.

I voted for Marissa and I hope many others follow my lead. Vote here

See you in Philly!

Friday, July 29, 2011

NOLA 2012!

I'm excited about the NABJ 2012 convention and I haven't been to Philly yet. Why? The location. NABJ 2012 is going to be in New Orleans! I've admired this city from afar for years and I finally have a good reason to visit. I'm going to start preparing for this trip early so look out for Road to NOLA in the near future.

How do you feel about NOLA being the location for NABJ 2012? Drop a comment.

5 More Days!

The convention is in 5 days!

I'm beyond elated. All of my work is about to pay off. I will be blogging EVERY NIGHT while I'm in Philadelphia. So look out! Also, I don't usually post on weekends but I'm making an exception so look out for a fashion post sometime tomorrow or Sunday!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Student Journo Program: CWR Virtual Cultural XChange

I found another great program for student journos! Check out the excerpt below.
The CWR Virtual Cultural XChange (VCX) Program is just as the name suggests, a cultural exchange program that uses telecommunications and Internet technology to allow student journalists from different countries including, Brazil, China, Nigeria, the U.S.A., and other countries to exchange cultural information and network with each other without ever leaving home. The intent is for the participants to learn about each other’s cultures and then to share what they are learning with our CWR readers and to take our readers on a virtual journey to learn about the different participating countries, their cultures, and their people, through the experiences of the participating students sharing what they have learned, and through a systematic program developed for students to write about a different aspect of their culture and people each month in The College World Reporter.
The director of the program told me that the program has been very successful among students that form groups with others that attend their university. I plan on applying and any other student reading this should consider doing the same. Also, if any student at Georgia State is considering applying for this program and would like to form a group with me, email me at

Email for more information.

Show and Tell: Part 2

I've gotten a variety of answers for the question I posed about portfolios. I've decided that I'm going to a digital portfolio as well as a physical one to take to Philadelphia. The only issue I'm facing is whether or not I want to set it up as a traditional website or a blog site. I want my readers to help me decide by participating in a poll. Chose the option that you think is best for me. I will be unveiling the site later this month.