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The Definition of a Bad Interview

The Miami Heat’s shellacking of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night brought back painful memories of how LeBron James landed in Miami in the first place. He announced that he would sign with the Heat on “The Decision,” the nationally … Continue reading

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More Than Just A Job

Over the past few weeks, I have learned about safety and ethics when it comes to being a journalist. And I discovered something that I had never realized, let alone ever thought about. When someone becomes a journalist, it means … Continue reading

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Another way to jam

In today’s world, news is pouring in from social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter at an astronomically increasing rate. I have no doubt that at some point in the future, Twitter will be the number one place where people … Continue reading

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A critical self-review

On my most recent reporting shift for KOMU, I found myself heading out to Holts Summit, Missouri. I was assigned to report on a follow-up story on what the townspeople in Holts Summit were hearing and thinking about the trial … Continue reading

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The importance of sound

My dad always listens to podcasts of the radio talk show Sound Opinions. Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot host the show, which airs on Chicago Public Radio every Friday night at 8 p.m. and Saturday morning at 11 a.m. The … Continue reading

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What makes a good story

On any reporting shift at KOMU, a reporter must come with at least three story ideas. So on my first reporter shift in late October, I went to the station with what I thought were three pretty decent ideas. My … Continue reading

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Riding the elephant

The phrase “Don’t ride the elephant” may not mean a lot to the normal person, but it carries heavy meaning to a reporter. The phrase means to not get involved in the story to the point where you (the reporter) … Continue reading

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