For those who haven’t panned through the archives to see the little hints, I thought I’d provide a very, very brief version of my journalistic chops.
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunication, Arizona State University, BA ’90
Part-time agate clerk/sportswriter, Tribune Newspapers, 1985-1990
Full-time sports/business/schools/politics reports, Sun City Daily News-Sun, 1990-1995
Full-time political reporter, Arizona Capitol Times, 1995-96
Free-lance sportswriter, Associated Press, 1992-present
And off the top of my head, my byline has appeared in the New York Daily News, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Tampa Tribune, Fairfax (Va.) Journal, Escondido Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, College Sports magazine, the ASU Alumni magazine and probably a couple of others that I’ve forgotten over the years.
Not that this is of great importance. My sole point is this … when I talk about journalism, or about the demise of the print industry in the face of online media, or other such related topics, I do know from which I speak. I’m not a common real estate agent tilting at the closest windmill. I’ve been there, done that and have the T-shirt. (Literally.)
Proper attribution matters. Creating unique content matters. The details matter.
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