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INTRO: welcome to a look into a young reporter's life.

This is my introduction entry.

Hi :)

My name is Linda Hoang and I am an 18 year old Journalism student from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. I recently finished my first year of J-school with a (I’m very proud to say) 3.81 GPA. I wasn’t planning on working at any newspaper this summer because after an exhausting second semester, I, like many others in the journalism program, simply wanted to take a break and relax.

Before I go on any further, I’ll stop and say that, while I am in a print-based journalism program right now, once I finish this program,

I will be going into a television broadcasting journalism stream…

.. which is ultimately where I would like to end up. The reason I chose to go into the print-based journalism program first was because I felt having background on the writing aspect of journalism would work more to my advantage, then simply going straight into a 2-year broadcasting diploma.

Now, back to the whole relaxing this summer plan…

I am a huge fan of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance. The fourth season premieres May 22nd, and I had originally planned to make weekly SYTYCD recap videos and post them on Youtube this summer as a way to build up my own video editing skills, as well as my amatuer broadcasting/hosting skills.

Then I got word of a summer student internship position…

.. at a small weekly newspaper in a town that orders my city. I decided to apply, and I ended up getting the job!

Now am still going to attempt to do my weekly SYTYCD recap videos and post them on Youtube, but it may prove a lot more difficult and time consuming now that I have this newspaper job, helping out at my parent’s family restaurant on the weekends, keeping a fansite updated, as well as keeping this blog updated.

But basically, that is the current background, you would need (or want) to know about me… for now.

I decided to start writing a blog because, just like when you go on vacation and a few months later you think back and you don’t remember at all what you did on your vacation, I didn’t want to look back on this experience and not remember what had happened. So instead of a vacation journal, this blog will be a work journal of sorts. The blog is also to help hone my writing skills.

I do not know how many people will actually read this…

.. I will be passing on links to some friends and family, but I suppose in the end, by the end of the summer, I will use this blog to look back – read back – and remember the good times and the bad times of my experiences working at a small weekly newspaper in the summer of 2008.

My next post will be a recap of my first week at the newspaper.

Welcome to A look into a young reporter’s life.

Linda.

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She’s also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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May 10, 2008

4 Comments

  • piman

    fascinating story, hansel :P

  • caleng

    you’ll be an amazing reporter/broadcaster one day :D I’ll watch you every night, and I expect to be hired as one of your assistants ;) HAHA <3 you Linddaa!

  • pauline_seester.

    Congrats on getting the newspaper job sister! I know you’ll do great on it. And woot woot for doing the blog thing. This’ll definitely keep me updated on what you’ve been doing=). ily.

  • ayoungreporter

    Caleng, you are hired :)

    Haha <3 Thanks for commenting, love.

    Piman, something for you to read at work :P

    PAULINE SEESTER, i miss you ily too. thanks for commenting love <3 :)

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