Through my various experiences in the United States and abroad, my interest in world events and politics has peaked, and my ambitions to become a journalist have strengthened with every new opportunity.
I love the rush of reporting, getting information before anyone else does. But most of all, I take pride in being a member of the Fourth Estate, the ever-important role of being the government watchdog and informing the public of the events going on around them and their relevance.
This fall, I will be going into my fourth year at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. I have worked at The Post, an independent, student-run newspaper serving Athens and surrounding communities, where I was a reporter for the city staff covering city hall and the crime and courts beat for two years and was a general assignment editor for one year.
During my two years reporting for The Post, I covered a homicide, which regrettably remains unsolved, as well as the passage of a nuisance party ordinance by Athens City Council, which, in a small college town like Athens, caused an uproar. Though my reporting and editing experiences at The Post have taught me a lot about journalism, I hope to hone my reporting skills through the Scripps Howard Foundation Semester in Washington Program.
It is very exciting to be living in Washington for the summer and truly a privilege to be reporting in the nation’s capital.
Ideally, I would like to be a foreign correspondent, but I am also interested in domestic reporting, where, ideally, I would be working for a large metro paper somewhere west of the Rocky Mountains. Foreign reporting is increasingly important as our world is rapidly becoming more globalized, which makes the role of foreign correspondents so crucial.
Traveling has become a passion of mine, as I have traveled from my home town of Cincinnati to several states in the western United States and to Australia. I am planning a trip to Italy. I would love to combine my passion for traveling and journalism after I graduate in June 2006.
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