How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
Most news consumers will probably get their breaking news from tablets or smart phones, but newspapers will still serve their purpose. They will provide in-depth coverage that can’t be conveyed in 140 characters. Publishers may be receiving more online subscriptions than print ones, but the print newspaper will still be around in five years because newspapers continue to adapt and remain relevant with every arrival of new news sources.
Five reasons you love your school:
1. Traditions: Even in foreign countries, I’ve heard ‘Rock Chalk Jayhawk.’
2. Jayhawk Journalists: The J-school at KU provides opportunities in various journalism mediums, and if something doesn’t exist, professors will help you create it.
3. Italian department: I started studying Italian my first day of college to fulfill my language requirement. Since then, I’ve studied abroad in Florence and made Italian one of my majors.
4. Dole Institute of Politics: Game changers and world players converge here, a building in the middle of Kansas, and provide what truly can be called unique opportunities to KU students.
5. Jayhawk volleyball: Most people at KU would say basketball, but my favorite team is the Kansas volleyball team. Rock chalk!
If you could have any super power, what would you choose?
The ability to travel anywhere for free, not even in a teleportation way because I actually enjoy flying, trains and road trips.
Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter?
HuffPostMedia with its clever commentary on media in the current moment
What was your first online screen name?
One of the quirkiest things about you is…
I celebrate National Punctuation Day every Sept. 24.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
I covered Decision 2012 from the perspective of millennials, and for one story, I talked to a demographic that generally gets overlooked by politicians (because they don’t have a vote): permanent residents. It’s interesting to hear from a group that pays taxes and is affected by the outcome of elections, yet can’t vote because they don’t have that piece of paper.
If you had to choose a movie title for your life story (so far), what would it be?
Between the Commas
What was the first thing you wanted to be when you grew up?
An elementary school librarian