Internship Catch-22

I wrote this post for a class blog a few months back. Since then, a lot has changed. While I still stand behind my belief that in this day and age most journalism students will have to work two internships to satisfy graduation requirements, there are exceptions. My hard work and numerous applications paid off and earlier this spring I was offered two different internships for the summer. I also want to send kudos to a close friend and co-worker, Jessie Opoien, who will be interning with the money unit of CNN in New York. I will be starting Monday as Continue reading

Creating transparency beyond journalism

Transparency. In the journalism world we are hearing more and more about being transparent. A lot of the talk surrounding transparency has been how it can make journalism more credible and open. Does the reporter have a bias? Is the reporter somehow connected to the topic? What sources were used?  Can the community provide feedback? Is the reporter’s contact information available? Do we interact with our community? But does transparency also have ramifications outside of the journalism world? I think the answer is yes. This whole post is sparked by a mailing I received from my bank on Saturday. On Continue reading