How do you see the evolution of the newspaper in the next five years?
I believe newspapers will cease to be as we know them in their print form. However, many studies have indicated that readership is higher than ever, it’s just online. Newspapers will continue to evolve online and adapt to new mobile technologies like e-readers and iPads. The days of two left and right-leaning city newspapers is over and hyperlocal news will do increasingly well.
Five reasons you love your school
- Tampa is the 14th largest media market in the country. It’s perfect for a journalism student!
- My editors at USF News have helped me tremendously in my journalism career and give many students real-life opportunities in various fields of mass communications.
- The campus is absolutely beautiful and as renovations continue and more greenery is planted, it becomes even more so.
- We are truly a diverse, globalized university that is very accepting of different cultures.
- USF has done countless amounts of research with real-world implications and is no longer just the hometown university and safety school I used to think it was.
One of the most quirky things about you is…
I run the Tampa Bay Steampunk Society and have a (nearly) unhealthy obsession with both steampunk and zombies.
What was the last (non-required) book that you read?
Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kinner.
What is the most interesting article you’ve ever written?
Almost every feature article I write is offbeat and quirky. I’ve written everything from Humans Vs Zombies being played on campus to our school’s Quidditch team. My best experience however was being the only reporter allowed to sit on the edge of an exhumed grave and take photos while covering a story about USF anthropologists and anthropology students working with local law enforcement to identify cold cause murder victims.