Tag Archives: Daytona Beach News-Journal

Articles ahoy!

When I left The Daytona Beach News-Journal, I made sure my byline would appear for a little longer: A sidebar and If You Go box on the Jan. 7-8, 2011, re-enactment of the Dade Massacre in Bushnell, Fla. They were paired with a wire story about the Dec. 28, 1835, incident, which sparked the Second […]

Recognition

After thanking the M.E., he wrote back: I did have a nice weekend, and again, thank you for all your hard work with the Florida Press Club. Too often, that sort of work goes unrecognized. I’ve coordinated some contests myself, and it’s a lot of work. In your case, it was a lot of extra […]

Social butterfly effect

One of the reasons I wanted to be a journalist is to inform, so I love social media. I find it interactive, instantaneous and full of excitement. New social media sites are popping up at a quick rate, and they’re changing our daily lives just as fast. The best platforms allow you to share information […]

Work is keeping me busy — and cryogenically preserving me

You think I’m joking, but I’m not. My co-worker Ruth’s smartphone said it was 63 degrees by the copy desk. Our boss got tired of hearing us complain, so he brought us beach towels to add yet another layer. (We were already wearing 2 sweaters each by this point.) Then we found…Blanket! No, seriously, Ruth […]

Kim Harrison mentions Q&A on her blog

If you couldn’t tell by my numerous tweets and blog posts, I am thrilled about how my Q&A with New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison turned out. In the past couple days, we’ve had a fun back-and-forth as I told her about the article coming out. For starters, she sent a nice e-mail reply […]

Behind the Scenes: Kim Harrison interview

I very rarely get nervous interviewing someone these days, but I got tongue-tied when I interviewed New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison about her book “Pale Demon,” the ninth book in The Hollows series. I could go on all day, but she is an amazing person to interview. Her answers were clear and concise. […]

Why press releases are a good thing

Last night, we had photographs for a standalone centerpiece, but unfortunately, we had no text. If we had no information and the event was over for the night, we might have run just one photograph and a cutline. Fortunately, I received a press release on my desk about the Spring Break Nationals, an annual mobile […]

Behind the scenes: Reviewing an Indian restaurant

I am really looking forward to an easy-going review experience after some drama-filled ones (including forgetting to take photos for Big Planet Pizza). I thought “Neelam” would be the place to overcome the funk. I drove by it every day on the way to my yoga class, so I thought there was nothing to worry […]

Welcome new readers

When my friend Kat Clement sent me some blog love, what she didn’t know was that I was having a tough work week–specifically that my work duties are changing for about the fourth time–so thank you, Kat. You brightened my week! For all my longtime readers, go visit Kat’s blog: http://katherineclement.wordpress.com/. Kat has a variety […]

New Year’s means new experiences

One of the silver linings of working on holidays is that work is low-key. Usually all the stories stay the same, and you know in advance what you’re doing. Sometimes, too, that gives you the opportunity to do more — like write short 1C copy block about the change in weather on New Year’s Day. […]