I love what should be the new world of corrections.
Bow to the all-mighty strikethrough text. If someone calls you out on an error, fix it and fix it fast, but keep the mistake in with the cross out, so you don’t hide the mistake.
This shows transparency, a story’s growth and, really, keeps you, the reporter, more motivated to get it right the first time.
Print journalists take seriously the notion that what goes on the page stays on the page, but often hid behind a correction running later, smaller and being ignored. The Web combines the best — we stand by what we publish because we won’t erase a mistake.
I love the use of letting your readers kno when a story is ‘Updated’ and listing those changes at top or the bottom of the story for all your readers to see.
Journalists are supposed to stay uninvolved. I get this. I like this. But sometimes it doesn’t work.
Reporters are still people.
Eugene Martin, a professor and mentor of mine while at Temple University, is being forced out of his native Philadelphia’s largest research institution. Because of my close relationship with him, I felt I needed to get involved.
In my experience, there might be something to learn about potential bias and conflict for all young journalists.
This is where I will post any potential biases or conflicts of interest. I do not feel the below work or relationships cloud my ethics as a journalist, but transparency is of the utmost importance.
If you have any questions or comments, contact me here. To see a more complete list of my work and professional experiences here.
I have contributed to uwishunu.com, an arts and entertainment blog for Philadelphia, that is a product of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism and Marketing Corp.
I worked with Eugene Martin, a filmmaker and Temple University professor, and he became a mentor of mine from January 2007 onward.
I volunteered at the Village of Arts and Humanities in the Fairhill neighborhood of central North Philadelphia from January 2007 to May 2008.
I have worked and volunteered in a variety of schools and programs administered by the Philadelphia School District, including, but not limited to, Freire Charter School and the Franklin Learning Center, between January 2005 and My 2008.
I reported for the Philadelphia Inquirer from December 2005 to May 2006 and again during summer 2008.
I attended Temple University and was involved in a variety of organizations, most notably The Temple News, from August 2004 to May 2008.
I have been politically registered as an Independent, affiliated with no political party, since spring 2004, when I first registered to vote.
I have listed the above facts because some may think they could affect my ability to fill my roll as a freelance journalist and blogger here.
On this professional site, I blog about being a young freelance journalist in Philadelphia – with central themes on pitching, writing, researching, networking and happenings in cities everywhere.