Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Note to Self: The Pursuit of Journalism Excellence


Honoring 10+ years in the pursuit of journalism excellence, not counting the four years of studies at St. John's University - one of the best decisions of my life. Leaving all the comforts of home to learn in the media capital of the world - New York City - opened my eyes to the hustle, grit and Vincentian qualities that still exist within me today. 

This rollercoaster of a journey in print (newspaper, magazine); broadcast (television, digital streaming, radio); to the social media hemisphere, has brought me to the neighborhoods in Evanston, Chicago, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C. 

Being published while writing abroad in Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines has been some of the cherries on top. One of the reasons why I pursued my graduate studies in broadcast journalism at Medill - Northwestern University was because I carry this torch with a responsibility to pass on what I know in order to empower those voices, especially ones of color, to mobilize themselves in their communities and be the voice of the voiceless. 

It was never an easy route, but it was worth it. 

“Be who you are and be that well” - St. Francis de Sales

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