Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ignacio Gomez "Telling Stories under Crossing Fire in Colombia"

Journalism in America can be considered many things, and in some cases, it can be a little dangerous. But this is nothing compared to the dangers of being a journalist in Colombia. Although it was a little hard to understand with his accent, it was easy to concur that Ignacio Gomez has experienced real danger in being a journalist. With an average of 7 colleagues dying for their profession per year, it was obvious that something had to be done about this mass killing spree. That's where FLiP comes in, The Foundation for the Freedom of the Press. FLiP gives journalists in Colombia protection against predators and give them a sort of survival kit so as to reduce their chances of being one of the many murdered journalists in Colombia. As of now, there are 30 journalists in the protective FLiP program and there is no doubt that more will be added. And hopefully with the help of FLiP, no more will be subtracted.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The J School Tour

I thought that the tour was a little repetitive, seeing as I have already been through it, like most of my peers. Had it been my first time, however, it would have been quite educational and interesting. Although I have already been through it, I guess it was a good refresher on the location of things in the J School.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blogo Numero Uno

Alrighty, blog number one...
The questions were: What do you think of mizzou so far? Why? What did you think of the fall welcome events and which one was your favorite?

I really haven't been here that long and have been basically doing the whole get up for school, go to class, be bored out of my mind in class, truck myself back to the dorms, eat, stay up WAY too late doing what, I have no idea, halfway falling into my bed and finally, FINALLY going to sleep... for about 6 hours. All that being said, I really am loving it here and it's been way better than being at home under the surveillance of my parents. The freedom I have here is liberating to say the least; getting to make decisions all by myself, all for myself, is something that I am trying to take advantage of every time I can. 
The fall welcome events have been good, although they kind of seem to be the same thing over and over. My favorite was probably the midnight BBQ because it had a lot of things that you could do and there were a TON of people there and the food was actually decent. The line for the funnel cakes was out of control which isn't really surprising but I was a little disappointed I didn't get one.. Well, I guess that about sums it up... Until next time!