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Anderson Cooper Gets Personal | GW Today | The George Washington University

Get a camera, forge a press pass, and you are in business. The hardest part about writing can be just getting sfarted. GET STARTED and just keep going.

For those of us living in marginalized groups or as sexual and gender minorities, like Mr.. Cooper, life DOES get better. But there are those times and places when it is better to remove the “scarlet letter” and not bring attention to yourself. As a public person Mr. Cooper has done a lot of things, met a lot of interesting people, and saved a life or two along the way. He continues to be a powerful example of what the human spirit can do, if it is not fettered by low self-worth, depression, and self-hatred. And his “tell it like it is” and “walk in another’s shoes” journalistic style allows readers, listeners, and viewers to experience life and not just be told about it.

Nowadays, a tablet, passwords, and a free blog or webpage can get you started. Learn how to spell so you don’t get suckered by bad spell-checks. Most important: get started, learn from others, and “keep on keeping on”.

http://gwtoday.gwu.edu/anderson-cooper-gets-personal

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Al-Jazeera: Are journalists doomed?

The old ways of doing things are being replaced by the new. Al-Jazeera dropped the TV wasteland in the States, but is alive and well on the web. The local GOP newspaper where I live has a presence on the Internet. But how long it can continue to keep printing hard copy (i.e. newspapers) remains to be seen. I have no need for the local rag because I can pull up local news on the BBC, 360 News, or other sites that have a sophisticated search feature. Even classified ads are being eclipsed by numerous internet alternatives.

(As I try to put this post together the notification bell for my worldwide news feeds rings constantly and keeps breaking my train of thought. I will get to that later.)

All one needs in this new age to be a journalist, other than knowing how to write, is a tablet. For telephones I have separate pay-as-you-go phones for North America and Europe. Free Wii-Fiis are all over the place. And if you have something to say, people will remember to follow you on their devices. And that is what writing is all about: having readers making comments and they teaching you how to improve the craft.

But where is the money? How much do you need? Buy the tablet, set up a free web site, and start writing. Later on you can work on that. Oppressive regimes around the world can close down high overhead, licensed news medias easily. But like mice we are not that easy to control.

English is the default world language. So if it is your mother tongue, you have a head start. Knowing other languages will also open doors when it comes to watching/listening to Internet radio and TV from foreign lands. Copyright laws can get in the way of seeing some TV programs, but a lot of good stuff still gets through.

No, journalists are not doomed. They may feel insecure at times, but they will survive as voices of truth for an relentlessly-emerging world democratic community.
Are journalists doomed?

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2016/02/journalists-doomed-media-digital-facebook-160222111532646.html

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Writing about psychological science for the general public

All of us eggheads need help with this. The name of the game is not to “dummy down” the material to be presented, but to write in a manner that is understandable, insightful, and honest. We can’t control what our readers will do with what we write; but we can try to encourage them to read it.

http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2015/11/general-public.aspx

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What Inspires Us to Blog?

And why am I a bloger? Can I save the world from what ails it? Can I save myself from the dark clouds floating by within? Transgender and Intersex persons struggle for VISIBILITY, let alone their human Rights. Maybe someone is uplifted by what I post. For those that don’t like what I say…that’s their problem

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Every day, people from all around the world start a site on WordPress.com to share everything from photos from their latest adventures to deeply personal stories from their lives. What motivates them to do so? We asked seven bloggers from the WordPress.com community to tell us what inspires them to blog. Here are their responses:

Mica, Busy Mockingbird

My primary reason for blogging came from the multitude of projects I have going on all the time. A friend once said, “Oh, you’re so creative — I could never do THAT,” and I insisted that all art is trial and error. So I started the blog to share ideas about what I’m doing, things I learn, mistakes I make — just to show people that art isn’t always some mystical, magical, PERFECT thing. It takes work and practice and mistakes, and it’s okay to have fun doing it! I always get…

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