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Me in a poorly lit photo in my room in Paris.


Howdy. I'm currently a master's student in journalism at the University of Florida. As you've probably already noticed, my interest is in foreign news and foreign correspondence. I think it's a shame that foreign news has dwindled so much this decade, with so many news outlets not even attempting to bother until another convenient crisis like Kosovo comes along.

I originally studied useful liberal arts subjects like psychology and English at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. Then, with a little lucky financial backing, I went to Paris for a year to study the French language, to read a lot, to walk a lot and generally to absorb the atmosphere. Easily one of the greatest experiences of my life. For a kid from podunk Florida, it really was a window to the world and magnified my interest in other cultures and points of view.

My goal is foreign correspondence. So far I've had a few reporting internships, most recently on a Scripps Foundation scholarship at the Naples Daily News. Right now I'm applying all over for internships at larger papers for this summer.

In this mean time, I'm pursuing my thesis on how foreign correspondents work with their editors to determine coverage. This is based on five interviews I did with different correspondents in Paris this past March. I'm hoping to go back to Paris or go somewhere else and do more personal interviews this spring break in March.

Thanks for visiting, and please send any suggestions you might have.


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Last Updated: December 7, 1999