Optimism for Journalism

honesty, relativity, reality, and facts

NPR, I love thee.

I realized that part of the reason I’ve lost so much love for educating the public is because I stopped making time for NPR. I can’t think of a network more elaborate with such unbiased critical thinking.

My friend Jake is an aspiring music journalist that updates his blog with album reviews, “Comedy, observations and things of interest.”

I think a lot of you would enjoy his stuff. 

Here’s a link to his blog

http://rubbersoul23.tumblr.com/

I want to revisit this tumblr.

With over 4k followers, it feels right. 

I’m not entirely into whatever I was doing here a few months ago. I’m full of many phases. Right now, I really want to write some perspective pieces about the media, economy and education. It’ll probably be mostly opinion type ramblings. 

To those of you asking about if you should study Journalism. Here’s my answer:

If you can 

A.) Be okay with competing with classmates consistently.

B.) Be okay with transitioning from one style to the next and perhaps go from being an A student to a C student without losing your mind

and 

C.) Enjoy structured, factual writing.

A lot of people decide to study Journalism because they enjoy the creativity of writing. You need to understand that the creative freedom will be extremely limited. Only enter this field is you will feel noble writing something someone else would of written something similar to. 

At this point, I’m finishing the degree because I’m almost there. I want to be a business owner ultimately, with an underlining theme of good news. 

Thanks for the continuous support.

perpetualexhilaration:

Holy shit tumblr. I turn around for a couple months and I return to find this. I should revamp the blog and begin writing again.

perpetualexhilaration:

Holy shit tumblr. I turn around for a couple months and I return to find this. I should revamp the blog and begin writing again.

Perpetual Exhilaration: North Korea coverage by CNN

perpetualexhilaration:

CNN has spent almost 90% of recent airtime on an even split between the Micheal Jackson trial and North Korea coverage. In terms of the North Korea coverage, I think it’s crucial we take a deeper look into the crisis than we have been. Between just knowing their hegemonic power structure is…

Perpetual Exhilaration: Here's how much money I wasted on fastfood before quitting it.

perpetualexhilaration:

I stopped eating fastfood in the summer of 2012 and then again as a new years resolution in 2013. There were two reasons behind leaving the biweekly trip to taco bell behind me. One was health, the second was money.


Listed below are the amounts I spent on fast food Since 2011

Taco Bell:

“Secretary of State Clinton showed up to answer tough and sometimes ridiculous questions regarding the deadly September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. In the process, she offered a tutorial for today’s young women.

Key points:

1) When a man asks you a question and then refuses to look at you as you answer, just keep going. Don’t let his rudeness silence you.

2) When he interrupts you, return the favor.

3) When he says things you know are not true, correct him. Repeatedly.

4) When he attempts to bully you, mow him down with facts.

5) And whenever possible, smile. Nothing rattles an angry man like a woman who looks happy to annoy him.”

nomagneticmonopoles:

photo from UniteWomen.org
Hilary is one of my major role models. Love her to pieces.

See What else she’s been up to
 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/21161346
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has angrily defended her handling of the raid on a US consulate in Libya.

nomagneticmonopoles:

photo from UniteWomen.org

Hilary is one of my major role models. Love her to pieces.

See What else she’s been up to

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/21161346

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has angrily defended her handling of the raid on a US consulate in Libya.