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The Opposite of Jealousy

Marina Keegan died three days after she graduated. She was going to work at the New Yorker. She interned at the Paris Review. But when I read about those accomplishments as a junior in high school starting to freak out about my future beyond Oregon suburbia, I didn’t feel too much writer’s envy.

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Gen. Musings

Crying in front of a source: good or bad?

Thursday in my news-reporting lecture, we briefly discussed covering traumatic events.

The example given in class was the life stories reporters are asked to write – instead of publishing normal obituaries, the Missourian writes these longer pieces that aim to paint a picture of the life of whoever passed. 721 more words


Anchors Afloat: reverse culture shock

Some of you maybe wonder why this blog is called “anchors afloat” besides the obvious nautical reference. Well, there is multiple reasons!

First, I have always had a major obsession with anchors. 830 more words


58% of News Organizations Are in for a Big Surprise

The funny thing about data, big or small, is that with the right lens, you can see just about anything you want.

In an article headlined “Newspaper publishers remain optimistic about future of their industry,” my beloved and esteemed Reynolds Journalism Institute announced the results the second annual Publishers Confidence Index, a study of more than 400 publishers conducted by  476 more words



I’ll start by introducing myself so you know a little bit more about me. I am originally from Minnesota, and grew up with my mom, dad and brother in Stillwater. 623 more words


What a crazy couple of weeks its been. I started the semester with the worst of attitudes. In theory, I had three semesters left in college but with only 70 credit hour completed, I wasn’t so sure if and how I’d make it. 414 more words