musings

In the writing below, you will find my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams, fears and convictions. Some are related to art, some to the world-at-large, though most will be a combination of the two. Take a trip inside my mind, and maybe I can open yours. 

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Why do Accuracy Checks surprise people?

Part of the policy for the Missourian is that after we complete an interview for a story, we follow up with the source and do accuracy...

Being Black before being a journalist

In one of our recent lectures, we discussed what could be considered an ethical dilemma for our editorial board. 15 faculty members from...

Writing quickly when your brain can’t keep up

General Assignment day shifts at the Missourian can be pretty fast-paced. Often it involves waiting until something comes along for you...

The public image of a journalist

The social media review scared me from the moment it was assigned. I’m a fairly image-conscious individual - to the point where I try to...

Hank Taylor's Life Story: The Backwards profile

I’d never written a life story before, and it presented a unique challenge. When you write a profile, you typically speak to friends,...