On summer and exploring my options

September 1, 2009

I’ve been sparse this summer because of a tough no blogging policy at my press internship with Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-Fla.) office. But now that it’s over and I’m back in school for my final semester, I’m ready to chat about the lessons I learned. Having a non-journalism internship was a new experience for me. […]

Blogging tips for beginners

March 25, 2009

I was reading an old high school friend’s blog today and shaking my head thinking about all the cardinal sins of blogging she was committing: her posts were about a dozen of paragraphs long and boring to the point of seeming completely pointless. Then I remembered some of my earliest posts. I made those mistakes […]

Looking back and ahead

January 26, 2009

It took a few weeks, but I’ve finally settled into my new life. And after settling in, I’m ready to reflect on my semester as editor and look ahead to my new life. I know my editorship at the Alligator was not perfect, but in the end, I accomplished what I set out to do. […]

State of the newsroom report

December 16, 2008

After the Friday meeting that selected the top three editors for the spring semester, the Alligator’s board of directors met with the Alligator staff to review the problems discussed at the crisis meeting and take suggestions for solutions. As the outgoing editor, I summed up the problems/answers I could see in a state of the […]

Crisis at the Alligator

December 8, 2008

OK, so I posted this response to the Alligator’s crisis on the Alligator alumni Facebook group the other day. I figured I would post it here to see if anyone else out there has suggestions on how we can pull ourselves out of this hole. Dear Alumni, Thank you for all the e-mails and messages […]