The Importance of Empathy in Journalism

“Stories are data with a soul” I love this Brene brown quote. It applies to her life as a qualitative researcher and how the stories her subjects tell her are leading her groundbreaking work in the understanding of shame, vulnerability and living wholeheartedly. She...

Leading Creatives

Our work has become more creative and less routine than ever. Offshoring and technological advances only support an increase in demand for creative thinkers for the emerging jobs. Self motivation is a must for those right-brained jobs in which you have daily goals but...

Mother F’Atude

My favorite part of writing a story is the moment after I finish transcribing all of my interviews and have sorted my research. I sit before an empty document on my computer and wait. Within a few seconds (or minutes) the story starts to tell itself and I just write...

Side Hustles are Life Preservers

  My father has been dead since September 12th, 2001. That was a bad month on a lot of levels. The country was reeling from the terrorist attacks and I was racing home from a trip to Monterey to be at my dad’s bedside as he was taking his final breaths. He was...

Read The Glass

“Read the glass” he would say with no small amount of snark. This was one of my favorite producer’s way of telling me that ad lib time was tight. He would say this through my interruptible foldback during the newscast when he wanted me to stick to...