After three years of high school teaching and two more exploring various career paths, I’m on to Journalism school at American University in Washington, D.C. “This is the most exciting time since Watergate to enter the field of journalism,” said our program director on the first day of class. So far, I think she’s right.
I’ll be taking courses in Investigative Journalism and Audio Production, in addition to standard journalism courses like Online News Production and Reporting on Public Affairs, where we’ll report from Capitol Hill each week. I’ll also be working as a graduate assistant for Professor W. Joseph Campbell on his new book about journalists and polling failure in the 2016 presidential election.
I’ll post my work and musings here throughout the year. I welcome your feedback and story tips.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton