Posts Tagged ‘graduate school’

As I bid adieu to Tuscaloosa and all its memories, challenges, and triumphs, I thought I’d wrap up my experience here.  I can’t promise a big, beautiful shiny bow on top, but I can be honest.  Hopefully, this post will be a gift for a prospective student or someone interested in pursuing graduate studies here at the University of Alabama.

The hardest thing has been going from being the majority to the minority, as my undergraduate institution was a Historical Black College & University (HBCU).  With all that being said, it’s opened my eyes and experiences to new people that may not be African-American but that share similar interests and goals as me. (more…)


I cannot express how excited I am to almost be done with graduate classes here at the University of Alabama.  There’s only two more weeks left!  Maybe it’s too early to ask for gifts since I won’t technically graduate until August 4th of this year, but as they say, “from your mouth to God’s ears.”  Technically, this would be from my blog to hopefully my friends and family’s bank accounts.  So, without further adieu, I present my wish list for all the hard work I’ve achieved in a year.  Drum roll please! (more…)

After watching the Poynter Institute’s webinar on the State of the News Media 2012, I learned a few key things:

  • Newsrooms are shrinking.
  • Magazine launches are increasing with only a slight job loss.
  • Niche publications will become a new trend.
  • The future of journalism will be more collaborative.
  • Hyper local news sites may result in limited audiences.
  • Journalism schools are becoming a larger part of local digital news.

The most important thing I learned from the webinar was that there’s a need to produce more content for under served communities. (more…)

Graduate school here at the University of Alabama has not been an easy adjustment.  I graduated with my undergraduate degree in 2008 with no academic background in journalism.  I only had a few electives in journalism, some internship experience at magazines, and of course, passion.  I’ve always thought I was a good writer, at least on a creative level, but this experience has challenged that a few times. (more…)