Tag Archives: Portland

All in perspective

Sometimes, it really is necessary for a reality check. About a month ago, my boss took me out to a low-income high school to talk to the new journalists students there, since we are funding their journalism program as they … Continue reading

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Just say yes.

Journalism was never my “thing” growing up, it was just an idea put into my head by TV shows and movies as this fantastic crazy career that endlessly ricochets around the world, dragging you along with it. And it is … Continue reading

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The Exit Strategy

Let’s rewind four years back. I was 18-years-old and preparing to graduate high school from Hickory High in North Carolina. A question that I hated seemed to always come up: “What are you going to do after graduation?” I knew … Continue reading

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Almost-Live from Election Night

I kinda want to take a break from lessons learned, so here’s how I spent election night: I started laughing as soon as the legal pad was handed to me. In the editorial conference room, with the entire editorial staff … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Japanese Pub Culture

Tonight is the night of the event the agency I intern for has been planning for the past year. Izakaya (pronounced ee-Zah-ka-ya) is an event that will be celebrating Japanese pub culture. There will be plenty of food and drink … Continue reading

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Dismantling a Career

When news leaked of Jefferson Smith’s drunken fisticuffs two decades ago, I was at the spigot. Witnessing a young, ambitious political career go up in flames like a high-end car wreck wasn’t something I was used to witnessing first hand. … Continue reading

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A Documents State of Mind

“How did you get this number?” “Um, it’s public record.” “What? My cell phone number is public record?” –click– That was a conversation I had my second day at work. I understood how concerning this situation could be, rung up … Continue reading

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