An Interview with Me, Myself & I

Curious to find out a little more about who the heck is writing this blog? Here’s a brief interview I did for MUCK RACK that may provide some insight into who I am:

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing as an online journalist for Lightspeed Media and AOL’s flagship site, Entertainment Asylum.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

That’s a loaded question.

David Weiner, creator of IT CAME FROM…

How is social media changing news?

Dramatically — in addition to instant gratification coverage, it also serves to rapidly misinform and encourage sensationalism.

Who’s your favorite fictional journalist?

Perry White, editor-in-chief of the Daily Planet.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

Responsibility to inform, be truthful — and entertain when possible.

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

I happily write about film and current entertainment happenings, with a strong emphasis on pop culture nostalgia and looking back at classics.

Who do you wish followed you?

People with a sense of humor who can spread the word and not muddy the story.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I was a contributing writer for The Green & Gray.

What story are you most proud of writing or working on?

I enjoyed breaking the news that the original STAR WARS cast would return for Episode VII — a year before it was officially announced.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Pursue stories that you’re interested in and hone your skills with the 5 W’s (and how!)

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