True Confession: My Passion is Journalism

Journalist Notebook

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During a recent trip to Lafayette, La. I was asked by several of my colleagues why I became a journalist. It is a question that frequently arises these days, when the direction of media seems uncertain, news jobs are evolving or vanishing altogether, and salaries continue to dwindle.  Read more of this post

Set Goals for 2012

Set Goals

Take charge of your life in 2012. Set goals now to accomplish everything you want to do this year.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am that 2011 is officially over. I was sick much of December, and I thought I’d lose a lung by the time I recovered after three long weeks. My entire body felt bruised from the inside out, wracked as it was with violent coughing spells that left me gasping and breathless. Thankfully I’m better now, which is a blessing I’m grateful for.

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Adapting to Change—Part One

Being a journalist today is difficult. As technology changes daily, it can sometimes seem impossible to keep up. From broadcast news to newspapers and magazines, everyone wants to know what the next big trend will be. Read more of this post

Conference Season Is Here

Spring is always a crazy time of year. Last month, my wife and I caught whatever bug is going around and it threw a wrench into everything. There isn’t much fun or work to be accomplished when you’re bound to your bed, coughing and sputtering and getting absolutely no sleep. Read more of this post