Quill »» Generation J: Can non-profit news pay off for Gen J?

4 06 2010

Check out my article about non-profit journalism featured in the latest issue of Quill, the Society of Professional Journalists‘ national magazine.

 

The cover of the May/June 2010 issue of Quill magazine.

In retrospect, I can see why the folks at SPJ asked me to write this piece; I fit the demographic for the Generation J column (a feature that covers young journalists each issue) and I had some applicable experience.

They knew I’d learned a little bit about non-profit journalism while working with the San Francisco-based, non-profit online magazine called WireTap through a fellowship last year.

For this story I also talked to a couple other journalists with far more non-profit experience than me — the former executive editor of WireTap,Kristina Rizga, and a reporter at the Chicago Current, Adrian Uribarri (who had previously worked with a non-profit called the Chi-Town Daily News

Here’s a tiny sneak peek:

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To boldly split infinitives where they have never been split before…

8 04 2010

“A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct.”

Princess Irulan, from Frank Herbert’s Dune

This blog has been a long time in coming. One question had to be answered before I started. How can I write about big things (truth, justice, democracy, religion, etc.) and still make this fun for me to publish and others to read? I have little interest in reading blogs that are merely personal diaries, and even less interest in writing one.

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Obama Inauguration Coverage

6 02 2009

Versions of this were originally published by The News Record and the UC Association of Black Journalists.

Check out UCABJ Vice President Geoffrey Dobbins’s inauguration report at The News Record’s Web site.

Here are some images from the celebration Dobbins and Terron Austin attended: The Root Inaugural Ball

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Inauguration Report: UC Journalism student recounts unforgettable inauguration experience through personal narrative

Geoffrey Dobbins | The News Record

Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2009

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Barack Obama took the oath as the 44th President of the United States. I took the opportunity to join the millions of people who traveled to Washington, D.C. that week for the event.

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