Building the “Personal Brand” — On Internships

"You want to contribute to their brand. You like the work you're doing, you believe it is worthy of your time and effort, and you wish to support it with your labor. [... I]t can very easily feel as if you are simply handing over the fruits of your labor and maintaining little-to-no ownership of them, thus undermining your own brand by giving your work away."

SGA Elections: how much is too much truth?

This piece currently occupies pride of place amongst all the work I've done at WMUA this year. It's not the most complex, nor is it necessarily the most interesting piece. But I worked hard, and people helped me when I needed them to, and we got a solid piece of reporting (informative and well-produced) out … Continue reading SGA Elections: how much is too much truth?

The Tale of UMass, Day Drinking, and the Echo Chamber

I've delivered this rant, in some form, every time someone has asked me about what happened at UMass two weekends ago, on the day of the Blarney Blowout. Usually, when someone makes this inquiry, they use the word "riot". I want to make it unequivocally clear, I think the use of the word "riot" to … Continue reading The Tale of UMass, Day Drinking, and the Echo Chamber