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Monday, October 20th, 2008
2:07 pm
PLEASE go to http://www.cnn.com/interactive/allpolitics/0810/filmfest.vote/ and put "A Veteran's Voice" (the second clip) in the number 1 slot. If we win, we could report on the presidential inauguration for CNN.

Voting ends Wednesday at midnight. Thank you so much!
Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
2:21 am
Frankly, I'm tired of all this political coverage that limits itself to polls and attacks.

Obama is two points ahead of Hillary (that's nothing with the margin of error). Hillary attacks Obama (at least give me an interactive standup).

What happened to underdogs and issues and voters?

Any ideas? What would you want to see more (or less) of?
Friday, December 21st, 2007
2:44 am
After eight years, I have left my 7th grade self (on AIM anyway), and changed my AIM screenname. It's now ashleyreporter.

Add it, y'all!
Friday, October 5th, 2007
11:00 pm

Click on the "Video Eye" link--boston.com (affiliated with the Boston Globe) put three of my 2008 Election packages on its site!

"Young Undecided Voters" is from the Dartmouth debate.
Tuesday, June 5th, 2007
9:47 pm
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted by the United Nations Dept. of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization Student Journalism Program to attend the 60th Annual UN DPI/NGO Conference.

You don't have to be there all three days, but will be asked to register for the events you want to cover. There will also be a reception and orientation on the Tuesday afternoon before, with a tour of the UN.

This truly is a unique opportunity for student journalists and we congratulate you on your admission into the program.

Current Mood: so excited!!!
Friday, April 6th, 2007
4:05 am

MY INVESTIGATIVE FEATURE!!!! You have no idea how happy I'll be if you watch it.

Current Mood: so happy about this
Monday, March 19th, 2007
1:55 am
Dear people still at Dreyfoos--have teachers and counselors been selected for ARTSCamp yet? If not, who would I contact about participating? (I was a communications teacher for three summers in a row, and I want to do it again!)
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
1:06 pm
Friday, November 10th, 2006
3:32 am
It's been a CRAZY WEEK for news coverage.

On election day, I wanted to find Kerry Healey supporters. She was the Republican gubernatorial candidate, and current lieutenant governor. I stopped by two polling places in two very different neighborhoods, and couldn't find ANYONE. I then left journalism class early to cover the Kerry Healey campaign celebration. It was a very...interesting challenge. The PR people basically imprisoned members of the press within barricades, and watched us like prison guards. I tried to interview a couple members of the public, and the spokespeople had the audacity to ask, "Why would you want to interview THEM?" My answer: "Because they're voters?" They told me I wasn't allowed to interview people unless they authorized it.

She lost by twenty one points, and the package turned out well--after a busy night of compiling two packages, I went to bed at 9:30am.

Fast forward to today, where the definition of marriage was argued by the Massachusetts Legislature. I went out there at 7:45am to cover it for Good Morning Emerson, which airs live at 9am to Boston. Throughout the rest of the day, I covered the event, and I feel privileged that I got to be in the State House when they made the decision to adjourn, which means most likely, same-sex marriage will be PRESERVED in Massachusetts. I got to talk to a gay couple who has been together for fifty-one years! They were so happy and welcoming, and at the end of the interview, one of them told me I was so nice and easy to talk to! I was really flattered.

So this week, citizens voted in the first African-American governor in Massachusetts, put a stop to the Republican party controlling the governor's seat for 16 years, and most likely will still keep same-sex marriage legal. I feel lucky to be able to bring people so much history in such a short amount of time.
Sunday, November 5th, 2006
11:30 am
This morning, peering out my window onto the Public Garden: MULTIPLE NAKED TREE SPOTTINGS. The foliage is still mostly red and yellow, but no leaves means it's only going to get colder :(

But to bring back the warmth (maybe a tan?) I'M COMING HOME IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS. I doubt anyone else will be home, but the Palm Beaches will be entertaining me from November 16-19.
Thursday, October 12th, 2006
12:37 pm
Is anyone going to West Palm for Veterans Day weekend? I'm thinking about it and wondering who else might be there.
Friday, September 29th, 2006
4:12 pm
Wednesday, September 27th, 2006
12:03 am
This semester's crazy busy, but good. I'm focusing less on taking on everything, and more on doing what makes me happy.

Next semester will entail more WERS and pledging for Zeta Phi Eta, less news. As in Good Morning Emerson OR EIV News. I doubt I can handle both again.
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
3:10 pm
I think classes interfere with our ability to learn. I have a nice package (not THAT kind of package, you pervs :) I wanted to do in Worcester (pronounced Wuss-ter), but one of the events is on Tuesday nights, and that's when I have a class. It's a Broadcast Journalism class, but ironically, they think the best way to learn is to sit in class, rather than cover stories in the field.

An update from my last entry--if all goes well, I'll be taking a leave of absence during the spring of 2008, possibly dropping my Poli. Comm. minor (picking up Marketing?), going to LA during Summer 2008, doing my last semester in Fall 2008, traveling with my dad during Spring 2009 to find myself a job somewhere in the US, and coming back to graduate with my class.

And I'm pretty sure I'll go to Liverpool for a week this upcoming summer for my cousin's wedding! That is...if I ever find any of my expired passports and renew my ability to exit the country.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
1:01 pm
Depending on how you look at it, I either did something very wrong or very right.

Next summer, I'll have an internship most likely not in Florida--possibly in LA, with Emerson's internship program.

Unless I take a semester off, I'll also be graduating a year early--woooo, class of '08
Thursday, September 7th, 2006
12:43 pm
YOU SHOULD WATCH THIS TONIGHT. Turn it on around 6:10pm and wait a little bit.


Because we have "special guests" (I assume the College's President) in the control room tonight, we bumped up MY PACKAGE WITH THE MAYOR OF BOSTON. It's about 3 minutes long, and you want to hear my sexaaaay news voice!

It would mean a lot to me. Thank you! :)
Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
4:10 pm
Since I most likely won't be home until Christmas, I was looking at some cheap fares to go home for a weekend before then--you know, to work on my tan, reacquaint myself with warm weather, AND to see family and friends!

So in order to come home on a weekend when friends will also be there, PLEASE tell me if you have a fall break when you will be visiting the Palm Beaches, or if you just know of a weekend that you'll be there. Let me know ASAP, or no flights will be available :(
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
10:26 pm
No matter how often I come back here, it takes a lot of getting used to. Wearing jeans in mid-August is certainly disappointing (it doesn't get this cold in FL until November!) And when donning my clothes that are clearly meant for home, I must be the sluttiest girl in town!

Interviewing the mayor was a rather new, humbling experience. I've had a lot of exciting opportunities--talking to the General Manager of Quincy Market, interviewing some very nice employees in Harvard Square, going on a boat to a beautiful island off Boston, tasting ice cream INJECTED into cupcakes in the Italian North End (of course, ALL of these were for packages). It really showed me how different every part of Boston is.

But no matter what new adventures I embark on, I can never quite adjust.
Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
2:00 am
Today, while at Jessie's house, I was presented with the oddest occurrence:

For the first time in my life, I was the darkest person in the room.

...well, except Rachel, but how can you outdarken an African-American? (how PC of me to phrase it that way)

Thank you, Florida sun (and miraculous absense of skin cancer), for providing me with this fabulous achievement.
Sunday, July 2nd, 2006
5:01 pm
Coming back from the mall with Eve 6's "Promise" playing on my CD ("I promise not try not to fuck with youuuuur mind..."), I didn't pay attention to the fact that I blasted the music, nor to the fact that I sang loudly with the windows down at a stop light. As the song finished, I turned to my right (still at the stop light) to find a man and his wife, also with their windows down, smiling while giving me a very strange look. Luckily, the light turned green just as I turned red.

Don't you love those moments?
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