“To me, it was simple but profound: write. It’s like hitting or pitching or any other skill. You can talk about writing, you can read about writing, but you have to write to get better at it … If you want to improve at anything, you have to practice” (86).
-Lang Whitaker, “In the Time of Bobby Cox”
This blog is meant to serve as a platform for me to share my voice as I work to hone my journalistic skills. I’m a senior journalism student at Pepperdine University. Currently, I’m an intern at Grantland and I’m writing for a new AOL.com affiliate called the College Contributor Network. And I am the Digital Strategist for the Graphic Online where I run social media and devise workflow plans. Last semester, I was the Executive Editor of Pepperdine Graphic Media (I climbed the ranks, starting as a freshman staff writer). This past summer I freelanced for the Pacific Citizen, the official newspaper of the Japanese American Citizen’s League.
I interned for NBCLA Sports in the spring of 2014, and I was a freelance writer for a local publication called Malibu Surfside News prior to that, all while simultaneously holding leadership positions at the Graphic. I’ve had two additional internships: one at The Kensington Magazine in London (I spent 10 months studying abroad), and the other at Telescope Magazine in Santa Monica.
My true passion lies in sports media. Ever since I bought a copy of SLAM at an airport in New York in eighth grade, I’ve been in an inspired pursuit of a career as a sports journalist. Thus far I’ve picked up skills as a writer, photographer, designer and I’ve dipped into the realm of broadcast as well.
If you agree or disagree with any of my posts, comment on my page or tweet at me to let me know. Thanks for reading!