Charlotte Curling – A Chance to Learn

Charlotte, N.C.– Every four years an unusual sport finds its way in the spotlight during the Winter Olympics. In Huntersville, that fascination eventually led to the creation of a $2 million facility designed explicitly with that sport in mind. The Charlotte Curling Association formed after the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. The association started with a few interested individuals on a small sliver of ice at the … Continue reading Charlotte Curling – A Chance to Learn

HQ2:14 Months and 2 Cities Later

After a year-long competition, Amazon has finally announced their location for their second headquarters, HQ2. In a turn of events, Amazon did not just announce one location, but two. The multi-billion dollar company plans on splitting their new base between New York City and Arlington County in Northern Virginia.   Both locations are expected to split HQ2 equally. CNET reports each location is expected to … Continue reading HQ2:14 Months and 2 Cities Later

9 Movies in 4 days – Part 2 – A look at the 2018 Nominees for Best Picture

Last year, I was able to watch all of the Oscar Nominees for Best Picture thanks to Regal Cinemas’ week-long Oscars marathon. This year, I was able to do it again. Nine movies in four days. It’s becoming one of my favorite traditions going into Oscar season. You don’t have to binge all nine at one time, but I definitely recommend taking the time to watch … Continue reading 9 Movies in 4 days – Part 2 – A look at the 2018 Nominees for Best Picture

#FireColbert – Twitter’s Latest Failed Coup (A Brief Summary)

Over the last two weeks, Stephen Colbert has been fighting Twitter users calling for his jobs as host of CBS’s “The Late Show” following his comments on May 1st accusing President Trump of taking part in a sexual act with Russian President, Vladimir Putin. Some users found the comment homophobic and unamerican. What ensued was two weeks of ratings-boosting material for the “Late Show” including an “FCC … Continue reading #FireColbert – Twitter’s Latest Failed Coup (A Brief Summary)

Blogs: A Journalist’s Best Friend in This Century – Course Reflection for Final Exam

The internet is full of blogs these days, in fact, you’re currently reading one. There are about 152 million blogs on the internet, that are home to approximately 1.53 million new blog posts a day. Blogs are the internet-based version of the traditional  “journal”. Writers or “bloggers” can update as often as they want and post content on whatever their fingers feel like typing. But … Continue reading Blogs: A Journalist’s Best Friend in This Century – Course Reflection for Final Exam

North Carolina Tries to Raise the Age: Telling a Story Using Storify

Storify is a platform allows journalists to incorporate social media posts directly into their stories. Journalists are able to link their Storify account to major social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and actually, search for posts that related to the story that they are trying to tell. They can also incorporate entire websites either by embedding the URL or doing a google … Continue reading North Carolina Tries to Raise the Age: Telling a Story Using Storify