Monthly Archives: May 2009

Not feeling the love

Though many of us love being a journalist, one thing we do not love is the unstable nature of the industry. In fact, top journalism honchos met last week in Chicago to discuss saving it. But can it be saved? It’s not looking good. My friend Rich had a good point: “I know you love […]

Kanye West: I am a proud non-reader of books.’

I didn’t intend to pick on a celebrity again, but someone needs to give these people a reality check. That’s especially true when Kanye West basically says being a non-reader helped him be a better author. Good on journalist Mark Egan for the almost snarky opening paragraph: Rapper Kanye West does not read books or […]

Top 5 things I like about being a journalist

I inform people about people, places and/or events they should know about. I meet the most fascinating people doing interviews. I’ve interviewed artists, actors and people in far out fields, such as steamboat operators! My co-workers are all educated and well-read. You can read books, screen movies and try products for review purposes for free […]

Yes, why NOT join the Grammar Police?

Who says all ads are bad? I perused my boyfriend Amir’s aviation-related Web site (Pilot’s Cafe) and spotted this gem: It reminds me of my last night in London, where to my horror and my best friend Jessica’s, we spotted BAD ENGLISH. It was in a restricted area, but I braved it. I wouldn’t be […]

Backpacking Britain

The last installment of my backpacking trip, called A Wales of a time in Britain, is available at the News-Journal’s sister site Go386. In it, I discuss five cities you can’t miss in England and Wales: York, Stratford-upon- Avon, Cambridge, London, England; and Cardiff, Wales. It’s slightly bittersweet that it ran because with the shortage […]

Ludicrous layoffs

On the heels of the “classy” layoffs of three Baltimore Sun reporters and a photographer during a baseball game they were covering in Los Angeles, we have more of the same. (Correction: They were in Baltimore and perhaps trying to postpone the inevitable, but management still shouldn’t have given them the news over the phone […]