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ABOUT ME

My Three Passions

Ever since I happened by Lili Lakich’s neon studio near my former home in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014, I have been hooked on making neon art. The voltage, gas and glass practice got added to my two other passions: photography and writing.

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Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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The FIU campus: spooky, quiet and extremely closed

April 22nd, 2020|

Wednesday afternoon I made a brief – and authorized – visit to the closed FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. Though all of us – faculty and staff – had been sent to work from home more than a month ago, we could ask for special double-secret permission to return to campus if we needed to.

Los Angeles area community papers to shutter

April 17th, 2020|

Three stepsisters – the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and La Cañada Valley Sun – died this week of complications from COVID-19. The News-Press was 115, the Leader (nee Review) was 112 while the Valley Sun was 74.

Teaching in the age of (novel) coronavirus

March 20th, 2020|

With all of the madness going on about the novel coronavirus, one thing I've been struggling with is how to appropriately grade work. Relatedly, should the university allow a pass/fail option? Does it not matter because graduate schools will (likely) take any grade dips this semester into account?

Deadline reporting, college edition

February 7th, 2020|

This has been quite the week. On Monday, I led a group four students to Southwest Florida to report on two satellite caucuses put on by the Iowa Democratic Party in St. Petersburg and Port Charlotte. It was a long couple days... I think I put in my 40 before noon Tuesday.

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Kobe Bryant, social media and newsroom culture

January 30th, 2020|

At this point, there's not that much more to be said on the topic, but I figured I'd share a few of the things that struck me about the coverage and the aftermath.

Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Professional details

I am currently an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University. Prior to that, I was the community news editor at the Los Angeles Times and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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