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New Year’s resolutions

Late night rambling – I can’t sleep.

Hours ago, I participated in my first #journchat on Twitter, where journalists, PR folks and bloggers all start hashtagging like crazy to talk about everything from the public’s view of journalism to how PR people can change journalists’ views of them. I never had a chance to do it when it started a few months ago, because it was on Monday nights, the same night the Sagebrush would go to print.

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Goals for winter break.

Once I’m over being mad at everything, I plan on being productive.

Really.

1) More internship applications. As per last blog post, you can see my success rate is nonexistent. Thus, I will need to apply to more internships to up my chances of actually working this summer vs. being a bum and avoiding my parents’ house by staying in Reno.

2) Switch blog over to WordPress.

3) Work out the whole “covering state legislature” thing with j-school and Sagebrush.

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My Publish2 entry.

So there’s this contest I’ve decided to enter since it’s something I think about constantly: the “I Am the Future of Journalism” contest, being put on by Publish2.

The way it works is that you submit an entry where you can write text, create a video and a slideshow to convince people out there that you are the future of journalism. Then others get to decide if you made your point by voting for you.

It’s kind of interesting, because the person who wins gets a job with the company. That’s one way of doing it, right?

I doubt I’ll win or even make it the final 10 entries. After all, I’m one of hundreds of journalists, and all of these journalists have similar ideas.

But I figure I’ve got nothing to lose.

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