There are some things most credible journalists just know: 1. It's called deadline for a reason. 2. More than, not over. 3. The press pass around your neck means you're here working, not to be a fan. Apparently, some credentialed media members at Sunday's Bengals/Broncos preseason game forgot that last one. A photographer and a … Continue reading Cardinal sin
San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Linda Lofthus, in a hearing this afternoon regarding the unsealing of documents in the Sandra Cantu case, mainly grisly autopsy photos: “Once published, it goes viral,” she said. Lofthus had a very difficult, emotional decision to make today. One of the major undercurrents recently in the case, since Melissa … Continue reading On the fringe
I'm 23, firmly in the new media generation. I blog. I Tweet. I use Facebook. However, I still believe in the fundamental ethics of journalism. I saw a story about the new iPhone prototype on Gizmodo, a technology blog. I thought it was a pretty cool story, one that they have (rightfully) hyped up tremendously. … Continue reading Journalist or not?
So, for now, I'm a sports writer again. Last week, I filled in for the Tracy Press' news editor, and luckily, nothing big happened. No shootings, no robberies, nothing of the sort. Now, I'm subbing for the paper's sports editor, who is taking a much-deserved break. As I was driving home last night, I just … Continue reading Sports writing
Kind of a cool moment (well, as cool a moment as can be had during a hearing about a homicide) yesterday. One of the experts who testified at the hearing was Bennet Omalu, whose name sounded really, really familiar. As he was talking about the autopsy of the man who died during an October shooting … Continue reading Bennet Omalu
Earlier this year, I made a really dumb decision. I quit my job at the Tracy Press. I was young, burned out, bitter and had wholly overestimated my worth in the job market. A month later, I took a job as a technical writer. The money — I'm not going to lie — was much … Continue reading Love or money
I have a love-hate relationship with craigslist. I love reading through the "best of" posts. I usually look for my housing through the site. I've been known to buy tickets to concert and games through craigslist. On the flip side, I hate the free advertising, for my own selfish reasons. I hate the way people … Continue reading Parasite, meet host