This radical redesign of my website was inspired by an experience I had this past weekend while exhibiting my photography:
a complete stranger bought one of my pieces.
So last night I ordered a boatload of prints, which I’ll be schilling, as well as postcards – if you’d like one (they’re free!) please contact me with your address.
I also started finding shows to enter, more spaces to exhibit in, and flea markets to sell prints at. Check back often for updates!
At the Orange County Arts Council marketing committee meeting this evening, we came up with the idea of asking local folks to post videos like this one.
You can make your own, just upload it to YouTube (if you have Gmail you’re already registered) and post it on the Arts Council’s Facebook page. (http://facebook.com/OrangeCountyArtsCouncil)
Let’s hope the idea takes off!
You may have noticed a lack of blogging over these past few months. For this, I apologize.
After a conversation with some friends in February, I decided to found The LGBTQ Center of the Warwick Valley. Organizing the Center, maintaining its Facebook page, and developing gaywarwick.com have occupied much of my free time.
My goal with the Center is to build community among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people of Warwick, NY (my hometown) and their allies. So far, it’s going really well! I’m working on a Huff Post article about my experiences so far, more on that soon.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it’s like being a young journalist and embarking a journalism career. I have an internship, I write and edit for a local weekly, and I Tweet obsessively. So what? There are hundreds, if not thousands, of others out there just like me, against whom I’ll be competing for entry-level jobs at a declining number of publications and news outlets.
I just stumbled across this Atlantic Wire piece titled “What Do Young Journalists Have to Worry About?” The answer–technology. I take exception to this because I believe technology, especially social media, is the future of journalism and, as a young journalist, it’s my responsibility to embrace it. This past week’s #muckedup chat (recap here) addressed the future of journalism and the running theme was that technology and social media are it. With the rising popularity of platforms like Storify, RebelMouse, and Storination (the latter two are still in beta; disclaimer: I’m still figuring these platforms out) I can’t help but see journalism heading in this direction.
So, how can young journalists like myself set ourselves apart? By embracing technology. By networking with other young journalists and asking lots of questions of older ones. Here’s a list of suggestions for recent J-School graduates from Nieman Lab.
What’s next for me? Well, I’m graduating in December, so I’ll be applying to jobs and j-school soon.
I’m building a list of young journos on Twitter, check it out here.
What do you think about technology and the future of journalism? Please, Tweet me or comment below.
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