Broadcast journalism – Clatskanie Chief News http://clatskaniechiefnews.com/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 09:15:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-15-120x120.png Broadcast journalism – Clatskanie Chief News http://clatskaniechiefnews.com/ 32 32 Tri-County TV journalism icon dies https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/tri-county-tv-journalism-icon-dies/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 21:01:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/tri-county-tv-journalism-icon-dies/ He was one of the most recognizable faces of local television on the Central and South Coast in the 1980s and 90s. And, he helped launch the careers of dozens of broadcast journalists working across the country. Tri-Counties television news icon King Harris has died. Harris joined the Santa Barbara television station KEYT in 1980, […]]]>

He was one of the most recognizable faces of local television on the Central and South Coast in the 1980s and 90s. And, he helped launch the careers of dozens of broadcast journalists working across the country.

Tri-Counties television news icon King Harris has died.

Harris joined the Santa Barbara television station KEYT in 1980, becoming its main anchor as well as news director. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he assembled a news crew that would go to work at some of the biggest stations in the country.

It included Paul Vercammen, who is now at CNN, Jennifer Bjorklund, who works for NBC, KCRA Sacramento anchor Edie Lambert and award-winning Seattle journalist Matt Markovich. It also launched the careers of several videographers, editors and producers.

He was at KEYT until the late 1990s. He then moved to the Central Coast, where he worked at KCOY in Santa Maria, and taught journalism at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

But, he returned to his original roots in radio late in his career, doing two stints as News/Talk KVEC in San Luis Obispo, where he was news director, and anchoring the morning news . He finally retired in 2015.

Harris collapsed Tuesday night at his home in Arroyo Grande, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was 75 years old.

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Scripps, Google Partner on Broadcast Journalism Initiative https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/scripps-google-partner-on-broadcast-journalism-initiative/ Tue, 17 May 2022 17:42:41 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/scripps-google-partner-on-broadcast-journalism-initiative/ CINCINNATI—The EW Scripps Company and Google announced that they will work together on a multi-year initiative to help experienced journalists with primarily print backgrounds transition their careers into careers in broadcast media. As part of this effort, Google has made a financial commitment to Scripps to subscribe to the new Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative. The […]]]>

CINCINNATI—The EW Scripps Company and Google announced that they will work together on a multi-year initiative to help experienced journalists with primarily print backgrounds transition their careers into careers in broadcast media.

As part of this effort, Google has made a financial commitment to Scripps to subscribe to the new Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative.

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University professor in audiovisual journalism https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/university-professor-in-audiovisual-journalism/ Thu, 12 May 2022 23:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/university-professor-in-audiovisual-journalism/ We are looking to recruit a full-time university teacher to help teach journalism in our programs, bringing recent professional experience in broadcast journalism to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate offerings. You will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree or equivalent levels of experience and substantial recent experience in broadcast journalism at a senior […]]]>

We are looking to recruit a full-time university teacher to help teach journalism in our programs, bringing recent professional experience in broadcast journalism to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate offerings.

You will have a minimum of an undergraduate degree or equivalent levels of experience and substantial recent experience in broadcast journalism at a senior and national level, and you will be expected to keep abreast of developments in journalism practice and integrate them directly into your teaching. We are looking to recruit someone who covers all elements of broadcast, camera, digital and television studio skills.

A solid knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro, television news production and a working knowledge of studio and gallery skills are essential, as well as the structure and creation of journalistic visual narratives. Camera production skills, using both video cameras and smartphones, are also crucial. Those with experience scoring factual shorts are also encouraged to apply and experience with radio, podcasting and other forms of broadcast platforms is desirable.

We are particularly interested in candidates who can bring their knowledge and experience of improving and addressing diversity and equality in newsrooms and media. We are also looking for candidates who can bring innovation to our teaching and translate your experience into effective and innovative teaching through a combination of online and face-to-face courses. You may have or are in the process of obtaining a postgraduate degree in teaching. The experience of accrediting bodies such as NCTJ and BJTC will be helpful.

We believe in the power of diversity to help us meet major global challenges and aim to actively build diverse teams. We especially welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within the department, including LGBT+, disabled, and applicants from Black, Asian, and minority backgrounds.

Candidates without previous higher education experience will need to undertake training and development of learning and teaching skills.

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UM Broadcast Journalism Graduate Speaks to Classes About Working in Reality TV Production https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/um-broadcast-journalism-graduate-speaks-to-classes-about-working-in-reality-tv-production/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:51:09 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/um-broadcast-journalism-graduate-speaks-to-classes-about-working-in-reality-tv-production/ A University of Mississippi broadcast journalism graduate stopped by Farley Hall this week to share her thoughts on her career in reality television production with students in several classes. Brandon native Regan Looser, 31, graduated from Northwest Rankin High School before enrolling at UM in 2009. She majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in […]]]>

A University of Mississippi broadcast journalism graduate stopped by Farley Hall this week to share her thoughts on her career in reality television production with students in several classes.

Brandon native Regan Looser, 31, graduated from Northwest Rankin High School before enrolling at UM in 2009. She majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in film. After graduating, she moved to Los Angeles, where she now works in production for reality television.

Looser worked in the production of shows such as “Dancing With the Stars”, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”, “Shahs of Sunset”, “America’s Got Talent”. She started her career as a post-production assistant on “Dancing With the Stars”.

Although she likes to see a story come together in the editing bays, she said she wanted to be in the middle of the chaos, creating stories on the ground.

“Getting into production is competitive and difficult at best, so I started by helping talent during shows to find out what they’re thinking and saying when the cameras aren’t around,” she said. “I used that to help me better understand how to talk to them and deal with them once I became a producer.”

Looser has worked as a talent assistant on several reality TV shows.

“Because I’ve worked directly with actors and guests on reality TV shows, I’ve had the opportunity to sit in on their interviews with producers,” she said. “The more I listened to the producers’ interviews, the better I understood how they made the filming decisions to put the story together. At that time, I knew that becoming a producer was my career goal.

UM graduate Regan Looser works in reality television.

UM graduate Regan Looser works in reality television.

Because she works as a freelancer, Looser said she bounces from show to show. She recently worked as a segment producer for a show that aired in February called “The Real Dirty Dancing” featured on Hulu.

“Fun fact,” she said. “I’m the one who gets lifted in the lake scene in the show’s promotional commercials and trailer.”

Some of his job responsibilities have included:

  • Create scenarios to follow throughout the season.
  • Take notes in the field while filming what happened.
  • Direct the cameras during filming.
  • Development of interview questions.
  • Conduct individual and on-the-fly interviews, and above all…
  • Trying to keep all the cast and crew happy.

“I love what I do,” Looser said, “and the best thing about it is that I’m constantly learning about, for example, individual cultures and backgrounds. I was on the production team of” Bling Empire” and learned a lot about Asian culture, food and history. The people I work with have broadened my knowledge and made me curious about the world.

His most important advice is: “Ask for help”.

“If you’re trying to get into this industry and you know someone, or you know a friend of a friend, ask them for help,” she said. “Meet for a coffee or send an email asking all your questions.

“Networking gets you in and keeps you in, so don’t be afraid to reach out to someone even if you don’t know them very well. On top of that, be nice to everyone. Yes, I know it sounds cliché, but you never know who you’re talking to here. Everyone knows everyone.

Looser also says, “Just start creating.”

“Many Facebook groups are full of cameramen/women, producers, stylists, hair and makeup artists and talent just waiting to get involved,” she said. “If you have a fun idea for a segment, or an interview, or anything you’d like to see on TV, create it yourself. What’s amazing about this industry is meeting new people and sharing ideas so you can help each other make them a reality.

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Professor – Audiovisual journalism – Audiovisual dialogue https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/professor-audiovisual-journalism-audiovisual-dialogue/ Mon, 04 Apr 2022 13:35:42 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/professor-audiovisual-journalism-audiovisual-dialogue/ Professor – Broadcast Journalism (COM 40409)School of Contemporary MediaFaculty of Creative Industries Location: LondonJob group: FacultyType of position: Full timeWorking hours per week: 44 Closing Date:Internal closing – April 7, 2022External Closure – Open Until Filled Working at Fanshawe College In order to support a healthy campus for learning, living, and working, Fanshawe College has […]]]>

Professor – Broadcast Journalism (COM 40409)
School of Contemporary Media
Faculty of Creative Industries

Location: London
Job group: Faculty
Type of position: Full time
Working hours per week: 44

Closing Date:
Internal closing – April 7, 2022
External Closure – Open Until Filled

Working at Fanshawe College

In order to support a healthy campus for learning, living, and working, Fanshawe College has moved the majority of our academic, support, and administrative operations online to curb the spread of COVID-19. Today, the majority of these services continue to be provided remotely, but as public health guidelines allow for more in-person services, Fanshawe College has begun to welcome back our community for on-campus activities.

As a Fanshawe College employee, you may be required to work on campus, remotely, or a combination of both. Confirmation of your work location will be clarified with you upon hiring and may be subject to change depending on the duties required for your position.

Fanshawe College strongly believes that the key to maintaining a healthy campus and community and to protecting each other is following all public health guidelines, including vaccination.

As of November 5, 2021, Fanshawe College requires all students, staff, and visitors to all campuses to be fully immunized in order to attend campus in person.

For those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, please notify us when they will be contacted for an interview and arrangements can be made to participate virtually.

A full-time faculty at Fanshawe College is responsible for providing academic leadership and developing an effective learning environment for students. Reporting to the Associate Dean of the School of Contemporary Media, the Professor – Broadcast Journalism will teach in our Broadcast Journalism and Broadcast Journalism – Television News programs.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Combination of excellent leadership and teaching skills with a strong commitment to academic excellence and student success
  • Excellent communicator
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with a wide variety of learners
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of educational technologies are required
  • Teaching experience with hybrid and/or online delivery preferred
  • Related industry work experience, previous college teaching experience, and knowledge of curriculum design and student assessments are assets

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2-year post-secondary degree or diploma in journalism or related field
  • A 3-year degree or a bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a professional journalist working in broadcast and digital media environments
  • An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered; preference will be given to applicants who meet the study requirements
  • Demonstrated skill in writing and writing reports for multimedia, audio and video recording and editing, and creative sharing on social media
  • Professional journalism experience creating content for multiple platforms required
  • Teaching experience in a post-secondary environment with a demonstrated focus and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, or strong evidence of mentorship is an asset
  • Proven track record of professional development, collaboration and continuous learning

Approximate start date: July 4, 2022

Salary: Determination of starting salaries is based on relevant educational/professional experience and relevant formal qualifications, supported by original academic transcripts from granting institutions. The salary range is $66,555 to $115,378 along with a full benefits package.

Part-load or full-time academic staff currently employed by the College will be considered first in accordance with the academic collective agreement.

Although transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any job offer.

How to register:
For more information and how to apply, please visit the Fanshawe College website at: https://jobs.fanshawec.ca/

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be recognized.

Fanshawe College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to respecting equity, valuing diversity and welcoming candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Fanshawe College provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or the selection process, the hiring manager and the hiring coordinator leading the recruitment will work with the applicant to meet the applicant’s accommodation needs.

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Carlsbad Broadcast Journalism Students Win National Awards https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/carlsbad-broadcast-journalism-students-win-national-awards/ Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:42:10 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/carlsbad-broadcast-journalism-students-win-national-awards/ CARLSBAD – Once again, local students stand at the top of the broadcasting world. Carlsbad High School and Valley High School broadcast journalism programs, with help from students from Sage Creek High School and Aviara Oaks High School, won top prizes at the National Student Television Network’s annual convention on Feb. 20 in Long Beach. […]]]>

CARLSBAD – Once again, local students stand at the top of the broadcasting world.

Carlsbad High School and Valley High School broadcast journalism programs, with help from students from Sage Creek High School and Aviara Oaks High School, won top prizes at the National Student Television Network’s annual convention on Feb. 20 in Long Beach.

Carlsbad High School’s CHSTV, one of the nation’s top high school television stations, won 11 awards overall, including its 16th Lifetime Achievement Award. Valley Middle School students have won the school’s 14th straight Lifetime Achievement Award, making it one of the top college broadcast journalism programs in the nation.

Both programs are taught by broadcast journalism professor Doug Green, who was named National Broadcast Teacher of the Year 2021-22 and California Teacher of the Year 2016.

The Carlsbad High School television crew works on a project during the National Student Television Network’s annual convention February 20 in Long Beach. Courtesy picture

“One of the great stories is that we brought seven students from Sage Creek and they competed with Carlsbad High School…and we brought two (students) from Aviara,” Green said. “So really, it was Carlsbad who did well.”

At the convention, students participated in a number of workshops and breakout sessions with industry professionals. In addition, each school divides into groups of three or four students to produce smaller stories.

Convention students also participated in the “Crazy 8 Contest”, which requires students to travel the city of Long Beach and write, film, edit and broadcast a morning show segment in eight hours.

“(Student Television Network) is such a special experience because of the unique atmosphere created by surrounding yourself with thousands of like-minded peers,” said Ben Hanan of Carlsbad High. “It is inherently inspiring to learn not only from industry professionals, but also from other students who share a similar passion for telling stories.”

Green said one of the challenges of the “Crazy 8 Contest” is that most students are unfamiliar with the city, which adds to the difficulty of the project. But Green said his students overcame those challenges and created great projects.

Doug Green teaches the broadcast journalism program at Carlsbad High School and Valley Middle School
Doug Green teaches the broadcast journalism program at Carlsbad High School and Valley Middle School. Courtesy picture

Luke Schultz, a 14-year-old eighth grader at Valley Middle School, said the breakout sessions were informative and the students learned from filmmakers, broadcasters, journalists and other professionals. Schultz said the sessions included critiques and advice on how to be a better broadcaster and break into the industry.

Valley Middle School ran into some technical difficulties after the team produced what 13-year-old Val Bedoya said was the best story in the program. Bedoya’s small team encountered a corrupted file and missed the story submission deadline.

But the Valley Middle students adapted to the difficulties and created a spin-off story on the fly, learning how quickly time flies when they hit a deadline.

Bedoya, an eighth grader at Valley Middle, said the team was often so focused it was easy to lose track of time.

“You think you have so much time, but there’s a huge lack of time,” Bedoya said. “It just goes away. It’s a lot more stressful than it looks. »

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Gritty, thought-provoking thriller about broadcast journalism, ethics and accountability https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/gritty-thought-provoking-thriller-about-broadcast-journalism-ethics-and-accountability/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 22:03:42 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/gritty-thought-provoking-thriller-about-broadcast-journalism-ethics-and-accountability/ Tovino Thomas simmers as a television journalist obsessed with being on top in this intriguing feature from filmmaker Aashiq Abu. In the age of 24-hour “breaking news,” it’s hard to get the right facts in the race to be first. News channels report first and rarely apologize for missteps or embellished truths along the way. […]]]>

Tovino Thomas simmers as a television journalist obsessed with being on top in this intriguing feature from filmmaker Aashiq Abu.


In the age of 24-hour “breaking news,” it’s hard to get the right facts in the race to be first. News channels report first and rarely apologize for missteps or embellished truths along the way. Aashiq Abu’s Naradan (2022) examines a journalist’s rise to the top, as well as his unwavering belief that he cannot be touched.

Tovino Thomas’ Chandraprakash is a star presenter at News Malayalam, where he is constantly pushed by his editor to stay on top. He and his fellow reporters (all male) get together to let off steam in a bar after hours. Friendly barbs and banter flow easily, but Chandraprakash is one to hold grudges.

Pradeep John (Sharafudheen) is in many ways the opposite of Chandraprakash; he is principled, honest and works for the low-funded chain Vartha 24X7. But Chandraprakash feels threatened by him and when Pradeep is hired by his editor, his rage and jealousy rises.

He leaves New Malayalam and is approached by big investors to create a new channel to support their interests. Chandraprakash agrees and making this channel a top competitor among others becomes his main motivation in life. His worldview, which is already misogynistic and sexist, turns to getting the story at all costs, he informs his newly formed team.

Soon the Narada Channel is launched, inspired by wise storyteller Narad Muni, with an explosive sting operation about a minister preying on a young woman for “special” favors. With his new show, Chandraprakash becomes CP, and he is the one who creates the stories, not reports them. As his influence and ratings increase, his arrogance also increases, believing he can do no wrong. A game of one-upmanship ensues with his former chain and rival Pradeep, and CP does his best to sabotage them.

But an incident with a rapper Mudiyan leaves him stinging, and when the young man gets involved in a dodgy drug deal, he asks lawyer Shakira Mohamed (Anna Ben) to fight on his behalf. The impartial young lawyer takes on CP like no one has before.

Naradan’s last 40 or so minutes turn into a thrilling court case with actor Indrans presiding as judge. The film presents a magnificent portrait where money and influence do not take precedence over truth and justice. It would be great to see such results in real life as well, but that’s life!

Naradan has an intriguing storyline from Unni R, which highlights the rights of ordinary citizens who are easily slandered in the name of a broken story. Channels and journalists are not held responsible for ruining their reputation. The film also has a more realistic approach to showing a newsroom than the glitzy, well-oiled machinery of recent Hindi feature films.

But the story and screenplay get a bit frantic in places. In the first minutes of the film, we are thrown a lot of information to digest at once. Once Chandraprakash quits his job to start Narada, there’s a long montage of his transformation (physical and otherwise) from just one of the guys into a skilled business leader, vaping while plotting his next move. He gets his motivation from a self-help guru, which sometimes gets weird. Even its investors are becoming aware of the monster they have created.

Actor Tovino Thomas embraces the entire Chandraprakash journey, from ordinary anchor to starmaker. While many praise actor Fahadh Faasil (and rightly so) for his choices, Tovino Thomas has also taken risks in his career, showing what he is capable of.

Last year alone, he starred in revenge thriller Kala, slow-burning family drama Kaanekkaane and superhero origin story Minnal Murali. Even if you hate his on-screen actions, there’s something inherently powerful about his performance; he is not afraid of being unsympathetic.

Anna Ben, while good, doesn’t have much to do until the film goes to court. Sharafudheen is impressive as a solitary journalist with a spine, while veteran actor Indrans is remarkable as an objective judge.

Aashiq Abu raises many pertinent points about the ills of broadcast journalism, not just here, but around the world. Whether it’s filling up airtime with unnecessary detail or stalking those who come online to speak in panels, there’s a lot of toxicity out there. Simply raising your voice doesn’t make you right, the film intones.

There is also a lot of truth in the court scenes, with Indrans emphasizing the importance of our Constitution above all else. While these are all highlights, the movie’s execution falters a bit here and there.

But overall, Naradan is an intriguing look at today’s broadcast journalism and whether ethics and responsibility still matter.

Naradan was released in theaters on March 3, 2022.

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Leominster Native Pen Book on Broadcast Journalism Career https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/leominster-native-pen-book-on-broadcast-journalism-career/ Thu, 03 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/leominster-native-pen-book-on-broadcast-journalism-career/ LEOMINSTER — Town native Erin Logan is hosting a book signing at Barnes & Noble at Water Tower Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for the self-help book she co-wrote with her dad, “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth”. a chronicle of her experience as a television presenter and journalist for nearly two […]]]>

LEOMINSTER — Town native Erin Logan is hosting a book signing at Barnes & Noble at Water Tower Plaza from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday for the self-help book she co-wrote with her dad, “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth”. a chronicle of her experience as a television presenter and journalist for nearly two decades.

Originally from Leominster, Erin Logan co-wrote a recently published book with her father, “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth”, a chronicle of her experience as a television presenter and journalist for nearly two decades. (Courtesy ERIN LOGAN)

“It’s a cool story about the broadcast industry and moving around the country and just travel in general,” she said.

Logan was born in the town and graduated from Leominster High School in 1996 and her family, including her nonagenarian grandparents, still lives here. She travels back and forth between Connecticut and Massachusetts and teaches public speaking at Boston College.

The book, recently published by Page Publishing of Pennsylvania after a delay due to the pandemic, details his career from 2002 to 2020 and is captioned “A TV Anchor’s Struggle to Find Self Worth Beyond a Job Title.”

“My dad describes the difficulty of trying to deal with an overachiever,” Logan said. “After going to Syracuse, Boston University, reporting at 7News in Boston at 27, and working at WCBS in New York, I always struggled with self-esteem. My problem was always looking too far into the future and not enjoying all those experiences in the present.

She knew she wanted to be a broadcast journalist from an early age.

“In elementary school, I always watched ‘Good Morning America’ with Joan Lunden and Charles Gibson with my parents,” she recalled. “I said to my father, ‘I want to do what she does one day.’ I remember writing a letter to Lunden that never got sent, hilariously spelling his name and explaining why I wanted to be in the news.

Also, his school guidance counselor had a stepdaughter who was on the local news in Boston. Erin Logan was determined to get accepted early to Syracuse University, where the stepdaughter attended college.

“I did a lot of internships and kept my eye on the ball,” Erin Logan said.

Although her determination paid off, the road to her goal was bumpy.

“After many insults about my voice, my black hair, my weight, I didn’t let it knock me down and force me to give up,” she said. “Insults about appearance are one thing. Constructive criticism, as I like to call it, is another.

She said she “learned very quickly that you won’t last a year in the industry unless you’re open to constant feedback and willing to learn the ropes.”

“You also need to be willing to relocate to wherever the job is, miss vacations, work crazy hours, put your personal life on hold, within reason, and just be a good person and team player,” Logan said. “A television news program requires teamwork. There are so many moving parts. The adrenaline rush when you know you’re really on the edge is so stressful, yet so rewarding. It sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Leominster native Erin Logan signs a copy of her book “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth” at a recent book signing in Connecticut. (Courtesy ERIN LOGAN)

Logan said that in 2010, after nine years in the industry, she knew she had the title of her book, but it certainly wasn’t due to an incident she was proud of.

She called her father, Donald Logan, in April of that year and said, “’I can’t stand it. I’m a loser. My boss made up a reason to get rid of me, the guy I dated before doesn’t think I’m good enough. This sad and ugly photo on the far right on the cover of my book says how I felt at that moment – ​​sad and ugly.

She remembers her father repeating facts to her during this time of depression, facts that she said she “just couldn’t hear”.

“I was told months in advance by the employer that my 5:30 p.m. presenter position was being cut,” says Erin Logan. “They already had two main anchors who were veterans. It was a brother and sister team, and they were from this town. They couldn’t justify keeping my job. Guess what? Fast forward 12 years later and they weren’t lying. They never held the position.

She said she only had two weeks left before she finished her three-year contract and that she was “let it all blow up because of the mindset I was in”.

“I’ll let you read the book, but the fact is that I was invited to the ex’s house. We talked. We had a few drinks. I was way too emotional. I couldn’t bear the thought of having no new jobs planned, no self-esteem, and the end of the relationship. This ship had sailed.

“I remember thinking I wanted to die, run away, or be rescued,” Erin Logan continued. “Instead, I was arrested. I called the cops to attention. The female officer didn’t give me any. I asked him to call the superiors and you know what happened next. The good news is that I never went to court. The case was dismissed. I got a job the next month, but it was the aftermath that was overwhelming. The rumours, the wild fabrications of what people assumed happened, the tabloid articles.

She said she made it her mission then “to prove others wrong, that I was smart, a good journalist, worthy of x, y and z”.

Erin Logan said while being on the air was kind of therapy for her, especially following the arrest incident, it was not a panacea.

“I was happy during parts of my workday when the camera was on and I had to be live and on point,” she said. “It was almost like an immediate stress relief for me, my comfort zone. However, I was still nervous, fearing failure and trusting people.

Leominster native Erin Logan is hosting a book signing at Barnes & Noble in the Water Tower Plaza on March 5 from noon to 4 p.m. for the book she co-wrote with her father, “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth”. (Courtesy ERIN LOGAN)

It was the process of writing her book that finally allowed her to overcome some of what she was clinging to, the pitfalls and stress of her job. And while doing so, Logan kept thinking of one monumental person in his life who could add so much to his story.

“When I first started writing, I was like, ‘Would it be great if I asked my dad to contribute?'” she said. “A person I’ve called 6,000 times over the years when I was ready to quit or agonizing. I’m very close to my mom, but I connect with my dad on a different level when he it’s about facing life’s challenges and believing in yourself.

His father said that “having a gifted one is child’s play given the alternative, having a child who doesn’t care or is totally unmotivated”.

“This kid is a challenge,” Donald Logan said. “How to reach them? An overachiever just attacks what is in front of him. From time to time, as a parent of the gifted, you need to advise that doing well is the goal and not striving for the unattainable – perfection.

When asked what the book’s key message was, Erin Logan said there were a few.

“If you don’t believe you’re worthy, you’ll never be worthy to others,” Logan said. “People pick up on it very quickly when you don’t like yourself or don’t fully believe in yourself. I never understood that because I thought being a good, solid journalist was proof of that. I took my job very seriously. I worked hard. I hated making mistakes on air. Having a great job is only part of the equation. Having confidence in yourself, doing what makes you happy and being yourself is crucial.

“I will also say pick good, quality people to keep around you,” she continued. “Appreciate them. Thank them often for just being them. When you’re knocked down, you know who’s got your back. Finally, never let anyone say you can’t achieve a goal or a dream. Hard work and determination will get you there. Yes, it’s frustrating to see your friends and colleagues get there before you do, but don’t compare your journey to that of others. It’s a complete waste of time, focus on yourself.

As for who she hopes to reach as an audience to share her story with, the published author said women who might be struggling with the same things she has dealt with.

“Honestly, it’s amazing when I think about how many women I’ve met in the TV industry and others who are very successful, powerful people who have struggled for years with the same issues. than me,” Erin Logan said. “I’m talking about beautiful, kind, smart, powerful women who are great friends, wives, girlfriends, mothers. The women I looked up to who were like, ‘Wow. She has everything. You never know what someone is going through or why.

“I can tell you that when I had the job I was most proud of, was in the best shape I’ve ever had and was making a lot of money, I often dreaded waking up. in the morning. I was putting even more pressure to do better and be better at that time. I cared way too much about what people thought.

Originally from Leominster, Erin Logan co-wrote a recently published book with her father, “Reporting Facts and Running From the Truth”, a chronicle of her experience as a television presenter and journalist for nearly two decades. (Courtesy ERIN LOGAN)

She said the reaction to the book from friends, family and the wider community has been good.

“They’ve been telling me for five years to publish this story,” Logan said. “A lot of people think that being in front of a camera and in the spotlight is glamorous. That’s not true at all. You’re constantly under the microscope. As long as you’re an honest, kind and humble person, let the haters have their way. their thing and keep hating.

When asked what he was most proud of when it came to his daughter’s accomplishments, Logan’s father said ‘she dutifully decided what she thought were her shortcomings, being overweight and shy and deliberately attacked them. Gym, diet, sports, high school play, theater completely transformed his outward appearance and inner confidence.

He said he enjoyed writing the book together and “hearing Erin’s thoughts on how she perceived certain crucial moments in her life and comparing it with my own perceptions at the time”.

“You have to have compassion for yourself so you don’t self-destruct,” he writes in the book. “The mind is our constant companion. We have to make peace with it, control it, or it will crush you.

Erin Logan said a second book wasn’t out of the question and she knew one day she would write about her journey and years of experience.

“I just had no idea what the details or the storyline would be other than the perseverance and thick skin,” she said.

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Cardinals announce Mike Shannon Sports Journalism Fellowship – Newstalk KZRG https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/cardinals-announce-mike-shannon-sports-journalism-fellowship-newstalk-kzrg/ Fri, 25 Feb 2022 19:31:37 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/cardinals-announce-mike-shannon-sports-journalism-fellowship-newstalk-kzrg/ ST. LOUIS, Missouri, February 25, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Press Club today announced the creation of the Mike Shannon Sports Journalism Fellowship. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, starting this year, to a full-time student pursuing or intending to pursue a degree leading to a career in sports […]]]>

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, February 25, 2022 – The St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Press Club today announced the creation of the Mike Shannon Sports Journalism Fellowship.

The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually, starting this year, to a full-time student pursuing or intending to pursue a degree leading to a career in sports journalism, with preference given to students in the metropolitan area of ​​the two states of St. Louis.

“I am grateful to the St. Louis Press Club and the Cardinals organization for establishing a scholarship fund in my name for aspiring sports journalism students,” said Cardinals Hall member Mike Shannon. of Famer.

“St. Louis has a rich history of producing some of the most talented sports writers and broadcasters in the industry and I look forward to helping the next wave of men and women pursue their dreams of a career in sports journalism.

A panel of judges from the St. Louis Press Club and members of the Shannon family will select the scholarship recipient based on ability, interest in pursuing a career in sports journalism, academic performance and financial need.

Applications for the Mike Shannon Scholarship Fund are accepted until April 1. A recipient will be announced on May 1. Interested students can learn more about scholarship application requirements at stlpressclub.org/scholarships.html.

St. Louis Cardinal baseball can be heard on sister station KZRG on AM radio 1230 “The Talker” KZYM.

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Dandridge, a broadcast journalism graduate and lawyer, is a member of the Now & Ever fundraising committee https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/dandridge-a-broadcast-journalism-graduate-and-lawyer-is-a-member-of-the-now-ever-fundraising-committee/ Wed, 23 Feb 2022 18:40:55 +0000 https://clatskaniechiefnews.com/dandridge-a-broadcast-journalism-graduate-and-lawyer-is-a-member-of-the-now-ever-fundraising-committee/ Kimbrely Dandridge — a member of the Now & Ever steering committee and a native of Como, Mississippi — credits her Ole Miss experience with helping her develop her courage and fearlessness. These traits drive her to seek out new experiences and reinforce her leadership style. Dandridge earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the […]]]>

Kimbrely Dandridge — a member of the Now & Ever steering committee and a native of Como, Mississippi — credits her Ole Miss experience with helping her develop her courage and fearlessness. These traits drive her to seek out new experiences and reinforce her leadership style. Dandridge earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi before attending law school.

The Now & Ever Campaign is a $1.5 billion UM fundraising initiative fueled by decades of exceptional teaching, research, healthcare, service and innovation.

Video by Kimbrely Dandridge on the Now & Ever campaign.

Link to video about Dandridge and the Now & Ever campaign.

Dandridge is currently associate legal counsel at Amazon, according to her LinkedIn bio. Prior to joining Amazon, she was Counsel/Director of Global Legal at Gap Inc. and provided legal counsel to family of brands including Old Navy, Athleta, Gap and Banana Republic.

In addition to practicing law, Dandridge is a published writer and has contributed to publications such as Forbes, Teen Vogue, Hechinger Report and The Well. While in law school, Dandridge interned at the White House during the Obama administration in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

In 2012, Dandridge was elected the first African-American student body president at the University of Mississippi, according to her LinkedIn biography. She has been honored multiple times and received several awards, including the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame, Diversity Activism Award, Women in Leadership Award, NPHC Achievement Award, and Because of Them We Can Award.

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