Archive for July, 2012

July 6, 2012

Link Lovin’

Hi, guys. Thanks for checking in! I know I haven’t been posting that often.

It’s because:

a) I’m on SUMMER BREAK!!!!!! WOOOO!

b) I’m busy with my internship! I work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day! WOOOO?

c) I don’t know whether I should be putting my opinions on this blog. My journalism classes and experiences have got me thinking. Everyone always says to manage your online presence, right? Well, my online presence is pretty clean. I don’t swear online, I don’t post inappropriate pictures to my Facebook and the most profane Tweet I’ve ever published was about a delicious midnight snack.

But here’s the thing. I’m a reporter right now, which means people are counting on me to be as objective as possible. Is it okay for me to have a blog where I say what I really think? I’m a pretty opinionated girl, and my views make up the majority of my posts, which was cool when I wasn’t trying to make a name for myself as a fair and unbiased person. But now, no matter how much I moan and groan about something in real life, I need to think twice about whether it’s okay for me to put on my blog. Online is forever, you know?

But isn’t that self-censorship? As a journalist, I am definitely against censorship. And I don’t ever want to misrepresent myself. Maybe I just need to put a disclaimer on the top of my blog.

Anyway, let’s talk links.

One of the best things about my Orlando Sentinel internship is how much time I have to get caught up on current events. Basically every second I’m not writing stories, I’m reading them. Which means I’ve read some fantastic content lately!

Here are a few of my favorites:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/print/2006/07/the-monster-of-florence/4981/

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/05/thank_you_for_killing_my_novel/

http://www.vulture.com/2012/06/emma-stones-spidey-sense.html

http://www.gq.com/entertainment/celebrities/201103/channing-tatum-wild-one-jessica-pressler

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/07/anderson-cooper-the-fact-is-im-gay.html

http://deadspin.com/5912230

http://chronicle.com/article/The-Unabombers-Pen-Pal/131892/

And, of course, if you’d like to read any of my stuff, please go right ahead. Here are some of the ones I’m most proud of:

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-04/news/os-lk-flag-store-20120704_1_american-flags-flag-day-hot-sales

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-26/news/os-lk-dora-canal-cleanup-20120626_1_dora-canal-cleanup-stumps

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-06-08/news/os-lk-leesburg-lightning-20120608_1_leesburg-lightning-coach-david-therneau-buddy-lowe-field

Oh! And I can’t forget the best Link of all:

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