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Life as UF Journalism Student
It's fitting that I write this post as one of my final assignments as a University of Florida student. Graduation is days away at this point and I have been reflecting on my time here quite a bit in the last few weeks. 
My most formative experience has been working as a student journalist in the Innovation News Center, an offshoot of the Center for Media Innovation and Research. There, I began working as a radio reporter, producer and anchor. In less than three months I was reporting and anchoring to an audience of over 10,000 people in the morning on our NPR affiliate, WUFT-FM, here in North Central Florida. 
Very few student newsrooms have the capacity to allow fledgling journalists like me into a real radio operation. But WUFT does, and that allows us lucky students to come out ahead of the game with real professional experience. 

I fell quickly for radio, and my incredible news managers were eager to put me to work. I covered big and small, and so…

Review: The Tipping Point

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Gators Are Everywhere Pt.2

Gators Are Everywhere Pt.2 After writing an entry about rockstar UF students, I realized one did not suffice. We truly have so many dedicated, interesting students in our newsroom in Weimer Hall. Here are a few more you should watch out for in the future: 
Simona Rivero Simona is one of the most accomplished people I have worked with in the UF newsroom. Formerly on the pageant circuit, she is now working toward a Telecommunication degree at UF. It's been such a pleasure to anchor alongside her on Mondays during First at Five. Her blog about health and wellness is sorely needed for us (read: me) overworked students. Check it out!
Sarah Morton If you're confused by all things sports like me, Sarah and her blog about Gainesville Football are the best sources you can find. Sarah knows what there is to know about Gainesville sports, which of course, are centered around football. Take a look!
William Howard As he calls himself, William is the essential "Florida Man," a loade…

Gators are Everywhere

'Gators are Everywhere'... Is an expression I constantly hear when talking about the journalism world with UF colleagues and professors. No matter what kind of newsroom you're in, chances are a UF alum works there. 
As I am about to walk the graduation stage, I've talked a lot about myself in this blog, but I think now is a great opportunity to talk about those rising along with me.
So here are a few students to watch out for in the future:
Hasley Pitman Working particularly with Hasley this semester in our investigative reporting class, I have learned how committed a storyteller she is. Her command of shooting a story meshed with her eye for getting to the heart of a piece and a community is inspiring to watch. After interning at NBC and working as a reporter/anchor at WUFT in Gainesville, Hasley has decided to go to law school where she can grow in expertise to bring back to her reporting. 
Christina Schuler Christina and I have risen through the J-school at the same …

My Biography

My Biography