Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Brooklyn Byline!

Nothing like a shameless plug for my first byline at the J-School! C'mon, you know you love it! Make sure to visit our class website for everything Brooklyn.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

From farm to fork

Farmer's markets, Food Network specials, and Michael Pollan's literature have made many people think twice about the origin of food before they put it in their mouths. There is a heightened conscious about processed foods and the idea that "we are what we eat." In a perfect world, we could all eat organic food from the Stinson's Peace Valley Farm, but unfortunately we don't all have the resources or money to be a "localvore."k

This, as well as an article in the New York Times, inspired my partner Ishita and I to pitch a master's project about whether or not Wellness in the Schools, a grassroots organization, can successfully promote fresher, healthier menus in New York City public schools.

Pitching tomorrow, 10/9! Will find out if our multimedia pitch is accepted on 10/16. Wish us luck! Anyone with contacts in the NYC Public Schools let me know!

I'll leave you with some photos I took in May 2008 at the Stinson's Peace Valley Farm! Beautiful!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

How Journalism is Changing

Yes, it's been a while, but I've been tied up trying to learn the ropes of an industry that is apparently changing so fast that J-Schools are doing their best to keep up.

Check this out:
Applications to journalism schools surge

Fun fact: Approximately 1.4 blogs are created every second! Not sure where the .4 factors in, but that's besides the point. I guess I better get my act together!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

For the bloggers

Cartoon on page 81 of this week's New Yorker. I love it. I cracked up. I hope they come in women's size 6.5!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On a mission for Sex

It's not what you think. I'm still trying to keep the blog PG. I had to get your attention somehow though. It worked, didn't it?

My mission does involve sex, however, but, the Hollywood kind not the kind you awkwardly learn about in seventh grade health class. In case you haven't already guess, I'm talking about Sex and the City! I just found out that for the next TWO weeks, the Sex and City 2 movie will be filming in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, which is the geographic beat I am covering for J-School. They will be filming on a tree-lined street filled with beautiful brownstones, one of which serves as Miranda's place in the movie. And yes, I do have the address. And yes, I have already been there to scope out the scene. No luck today, but rest assured I plan on making a tireless effort to get one of the most coveted celeb/film sightings this fall!

As far as I'm concerned, the next two weeks will be: Eat, Sleep, Run, Report, Scope out Sex and the City, with an emphasis on the latter. Cross your fingers for me! Just think, this could do wonders for my blog :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

New York State of Mind

Happy Labor day too all. I am enjoying my first Labor Day off since graduating from Hamilton, considering small,private liberal arts colleges do not recognize national holidays. But they make up for it with a month long winter break and two week spring break. Damn, I'm really going to miss that in real life. Why can't jobs offer college schedules and summers off? I'm going to look into that.

I hope everyone enjoyed their last weekend of summer as much as I did. It was absolutely beautiful weather, complete with some wonderful company. I will be sad to see it go, will also be sad later this evening when I realize I need to crack open a book and do some homework. I guess labor day isn't completely work-free for everyone--Hannah too.

I'll make this quick. A few highlights:
1) Started off the weekend right on Thursday night at a Filligar concert with Molly and Cam. Rocked out to some tunes and drank a gallon of beer.
2) J-School BBQ on Friday
3) Run in scenic Rockefeller park with my dad, followed by Jenna's grad party
4) City date with Molly, which began with a complete stranger offering to parallel park Molly's car on the Upper East Side after watching us try to do it for a good 15 minutes. Only in New York.
5) Met up with some wonderful Hamilton people at The Frying Pan on the Hudson, follwed by running into even more Hamilton people at a different bar. Amazing.
6) Hamilton crowd all capped off the night with the most amazing NY pizza I have ever tasted, and it wasn't just because I was drunk. It was pretty f-in delicious.
7) Slept over with Molly at my sisters. Woke up, snuggled. Got a much needed bagel to cure our hangovers and tried tofu cream cheese, which was surprisingly delicious. Try it:
8) We walked off our bagels on our way to Central Park and proceeded to lay their in the warm summer sun for a good three hours. Great people watching.

All in all, it was a good time had by all and hopefully foreshadowing into the life that Molly and I will soon lead as roommates together in NYC. Everyone is welcome to visit once that dream becomes a reality. Haha :) Happy End of Summer everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Red Rocket Tattoo

After a long day at a tattoo parlor (no, not getting one, just interviewing the artists), followed by an even longer day of uploading audio and visual clips and compiling a slideshow (which was interrupted by a power outage I might add), I am finally done! Well, as done as I can be when we have less than 24 hours to complete a major project. It may not be perfect, but I'm still getting the hang of Final Cut Pro.

Please check out the video below and let me know what you think! Constructive criticism is appreciated!