July 30, 2006

It's Official

I really am a nerd. Yesterday, I purchased two books off of Amazon.

The first book is about media law and how it directly relates to journalism. The second is a collection of essays about journalism from the Poynter Institue.

Neither of these books are necessary for any class, but, since I've already taken LeTourneau's one journalism class, I decided it would be a good idea to further my journalism education through other means.

I'm hoping they will arrive around Friday.

Posted by Randy at 05:58 PM | TrackBack

July 24, 2006

Yet Another Work Related Post

Random thoughts from work:

1) It's odd for the county judge to know me by name.
2) It's odd for the chief of police to know me by name.
3) I've encountered at least three LETU grads working for/with Longview.
4) There aren't mediocre public information officers/public relations people. They either rock or suck. There is no middle ground.
5) Many journalists are left-of-center politically, but they generally hide it really well.
6) Staying objective in the face of stupidity is much harder than most would think.
7) Interviewing a child (or teenager) that will say something more than "It was fun" or "I like it" makes me feel happy.
8) My favorite leads are always the ones that would result in a stern lecture if I submitted them to an editor and in a lawsuit if published.

Posted by Randy at 10:12 PM | TrackBack