My last day at the Morning News was Tuesday. Although it was a great learning experience for me, I decided it was time for me to try something different.
Being an unemployed journalist is kind of bittersweet. On one hand I’m done reporting about birthday parties and confederate museums – but that also means I’m not working at all. After all, it is where I saw my first dead body on the job – and helped kick off the Florence Penny Tax coverage (some of that here and here) – wrote a narrative based on the twitter account of a teen accused of plotting a Columbine-style attack and embedded with a National Guard unit during IED training.
While I’m figuring out what the next chapter is going to be, I’ll be using this time to finish up projects I started months ago and work on a couple I’ve recently picked up (the photo above is from that one).
Let’s start with some favorites.
April 29, 2010: Veterans’ organization says climate change a security threat
May 16, 2010: Civil War soldier laid to rest at National Cemetery (combining journalism and anthropology majors. who knew.)
August 15, 2010: An Eye for Survival: The 133rd MP Company practices IED defeat (my first experience as an embedded reporter)
October 3, 2010: Prison officials stand firm on keeping HIV/AID inmates out of general population (this was as interesting to research as it is to read)
Campaign season in South Carolina was campaign season in South Carolina
June 18, 2010: Greene moves on to U.S. Senate general election (I wish I would have recorded these interviews)
June 23, 2010: Green Party Senate Candidate: I offer voters an alternative
July 2, 2010: Reeves has a billion dollar plan to save South Carolina (how many of you would go for this?)
September 10, 2020: Clements: S.C. needs to be more fiscally responsible
October 28, 2010: DeMint says public broadcasting an easy target for cuts
I had my FitsNews debut after covering the Nikki Haley watch party.
Christmas Season….aka Stories from the Pee Dee Grinch:
December 2, 2010: Train momentarily derails Dillon Chrsitmas Parade
December 22, 2010: Sorry, Virginia, there is no Santa in this parade
Some Other Good Stuff
May 2, 2010: Lynches River logging raises questions (this involved and 10-mile trip by kayak)
April 7, 2010: Is that a bomb in your refrigerator?
August 10, 2010: Switchgrass highlighted at Farm and Field Day
October 7, 2010: Researchers: Bioenergy market depends on state, federal policy
December 23, 2010: Fire not a new experience for some residents
February 16, 2011: Florence Council chairman pitches district consolidation
February 18, 2011: Penny tax tentative for funding Florence school repairs
March 3, 2011: West Florence Band gets official invite to London