In 2008, I graduated with my Bachelors in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Twenty-six years ago, I interned in TV news and worked my way up as an editor, producer and most recently, executive producer. But something was missing: I just wasn’t having fun anymore. The fire and passion were gone. And that didn’t settle well.
So, I took a chance: Education.
After guest lecturing, a few courses at Coastal Carolina University, I realized that teaching was a calling. And I answered.
In August of 2014, I started teaching Journalism at CCU. Two years later, in June of 2016, I left the business and pursued teaching on a full-time basis.
I realize I needed to further my education for two reasons. The first, CCU required I carry a Master’s degree. The second, the world of Journalism has changed drastically since I first got into the business. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. That never existed when I got into TV news. All we had was Myspace. I realized that if I was going to lecture about it, I needed to understand it.
This program has been key in helping me grasp the whole world of social media.
But, as the old saying goes, you can take the girl out of the news, but you can’t take the news out of the girl so I will continue to share stories that matter.
I will amplify the voices of my community and focus on a series of revolving questions about the things we throw away, the things we buy, the things we read, and the things we observe.