Modern Day McCarthyism: Thoughts on Cecil the Lion and Dr. Walter Palmer

This week, the Internet blew up in justifiable outrage over Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer's killing of a beautiful and beloved lion in Zimbabwe named, Cecil, in what is called a "canned hunt". Dr....more
FloatOnYourLove I'd agree with this if there were any legal repercussions toward #WalterPalmer. ...more

The slow death of my previous reading habits

[Breathes deeply]There are a number of ways one can sink into despair when one is busy with the business of small children. Especially when one is also homeschooling them. And running a business....more

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. ...more

What is the story, not you

Today's prompt isTalk about your favorite woman journalist either from print media or television. Why do you respond to the way she tells a story?From Barbara Walters to Robin Roberts women in news journalism have worked hard since the beginning. While getting access for minorities to be reporting the news to being a news story in itself women have long been great at getting the job done. ...more

Rolling Stone issues apology over UVA story

"A Note to Our Readers" - Rolling Stone...more
I have read the RS article, and even if it's only half true, it's pretty scary.  Seems likely RS ...more

The Fight of the Female Journalist

I’ve learned a lot of things during my time in the journalism world. City council members will not return your phone calls. Don’t bury your lede. Heels are a nice thought, but should often be avoided. You get one mistake in your entire career, and that’s it. And if you’re a woman, you will always walk an uncomfortable line....more

Journalism isn't's a zombie.

My mom just sent me an email that listed journalism as one of the worst three jobs. Ever. Like, there's no quantifier in there. Just one of the worst three jobs. This is by Daily Briefing, who uses Bureau of Labor statistics and runs them through a snazzy algorithm, weighing stuff like satisfaction, health risk, stress levels, etc.You know what the other two worst jobs are, guys?Enlisted military and lumberjacks....more

A Strange Hybrid of Concert Review, Cultural Criticism, and Ramblings

If you’ve been following my NaBloPoMo stuff, mark down November 13 as the day I just did not want to participate. Writing every day is amazing, don’t get me wrong, but also stressful. It’s not that I don’t have something to write about, because I do. I mean, I’ve been promising a post about the Kate Nash concert from Friday. The issue is that I just don’t know what to say about it. I can’t get the words out. ...more

Setting Off on the Adventure of a Lifetime

by Chelsea StuartFive years ago, the decision to go to college 1,000 miles away from home and everyone I knew was a little scary, but I was excited. Two years ago, I chose to go 10,000 miles away to Australia for five months to study abroad, and I was nervous. It wasn’t the nervousness most people would imagine of long flights, cultural differences, and missing friends and family. I was nervous about these things, too, but mainly, I worried, what if I didn’t love travel as much as I wanted to?...more