career moves


this morning i did a phone interview for the LA Times Metpro program. interview went well,  i thought, but i didn’t want to get get too hopeful. i was conferenced in (that was a first!) to three other LAT staffers. i hate that feeling of knowing as soon as you hang up they’re going to talk about you. i can’t help but think they are making faces to each other while i’m talking and i’m none the wiser because i’m enthralled with the sound of my own voice and, oh yes, i can’t see them. anyway, when it was over they said they’d be in touch by the end of next week with their decisions. i came to terms with them not taking me, hoping that it meant some opportunity with AP after my summer internship was in the pipeline. i always feel like an idiot when things don’t work out. about four hours later they called to offer me the job.

i’m going to work for the LA Times…again :) so excited!


photos taken for j556 bingo


just one more month

one more month till i turn in my thesis! So far this week i’ve finished my printer infographic, made a vuvox timeline, installed and messed with lightbox (of course because it’s a wordpress plugin it has been in a nightmare to figure out), and finally adjusted my front page. i have tons of photos–they’re not all great but i think i can whip something quasi-photojournalistic from them. and tomorrow i’m off to do my second round of man on the street interviews in santa monica. i did a few this weekend and rediscovered my intense loathing of broadcast. on the flip side–the flip cam is AWESOME. still can’t decide if i want it or a rebel more but i will worry about that post-thesis. one…more…month.