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Things I learned this week

I meant to blog from Vegas, but I was too busy working during the day and too busy doing other things at night. That, and at night, Internet was not available – I refused to pay $12.99 a day.

So here’s everything summed up in one entry.

— Journalism is not dead (not that I thought that, but it was nice to hear professionals say that).
— Journalists love to drink and schmooze.
— Rob Curley is a genius for a reason – and absolutely funny too.
— Ethics online are much more complicated than you’d think.
— There are people out there who are looking to hire.
— Broadcast kids don’t get enough credit.
— Arguing with the strip club manager won’t do you any good.
— There are boys with manners out there.

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Things about Jessica’s life that make it like a romantic comedy sans romance

– Living in non-air conditioned house with three other girls
– Token gay friend (the Will to my Grace)
– Token best friend who joins you for ice cream and rants at 3 a.m.
– Other token best friend that you ponder about life with over the phone
– Wishing for my own Mr. Darcy while watching several different versions of Pride and Prejudice
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100 reasons why I love being a journalist (idea stolen from Clay)

It’s a slow-ish day for me. I did my assignment for the morning. I’ve prepared for my assignment tomorrow. I’m still thinking of a couple of enterprise pieces I can work on before this comes to an end (14 work days left). And someone called for me, but didn’t leave a message.

So, in honor of this field, and also to help my brain get going on the internship paper that’s due Friday, here’s why I do what I do (in the context of what has happened this summer).

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