Remember the Magic and Power of Letters

Letters

Letter writing doesn’t have to be a lost art. (Photo by Canva)

When is the last time you received a letter? I’m not talking about an email or a text, or even a blog post like this one. I’m talking about the old-fashioned kind where someone took the time to put pen to paper to send you their thoughts and reflections, then put it in an envelope, slapped a stamp on it and sent it through the good old US Postal Service. Read more of this post

17 Internship Opportunities to Kick Start Your Career in Journalism

Interns

This summer, launch your journalism career with one of 17 fabulous internships.
(Photo by Media Arts Center San Diego Digital Gym, Flickr)

When I talk to students contemplating a career in journalism, the first thing I tell them is that they need to look for great internships to kick start their career. When I was still a j-school student at the University of Cincinnati, internships were built into our curriculum, but that’s not always the case, depending where you go to university. Still, whether or not internships are mandatory for graduation, working as an intern is a smart idea because internships provide real world experience, help students network with professionals, and sharpen your focus when it comes to picking an area of expertise. Read more of this post

My Crusade To Turn UC Red

Texting and Driving

The rising number of fatalities resulting from distracted driving led me to start the Turn UC Red campaign.
(Photo by frankieleon, Flickr)

In April 2010, right before I graduated from college, I learned an important lesson about what it takes to make a difference in the world. That was the month I started the Turn UC Red™ campaign at the University of Cincinnati in an effort to get students to put an end to distracted driving. At the time, Oprah Winfrey had already her viewers to sign a No Phone Zone pledge, so I took that idea and ran with it.  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

‘Best Student Group’ Given To LEAP During One Earth Party

Members of LEAP celebrate at the One Earth Party

Members of LEAP enjoy their win for best student group award from the Hamilton County Environmental Services.

CINCINNATI — The Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection, a new student organization started at the University of Cincinnati in October 2005, received the best student group award from Hamilton County Environmental Services Saturday. Read more of this post