Sunday, February 21, 2016

#CSUDH Bulletin - Rite of Passage pt 1

It has been almost a year and a half since this blog has been active. Well, the wait is over! My professor asked me to share my experiences and give advice in hopes it will provide insight to my fellow and younger classmates.

I have, however, been doing a lot of writing and podcasting for other sites. I'm back here because it's a requirement for my school's online student newspaper. So from now until the end of May, all original material you see here is for the purpose of enlightening readers about my journey toward becoming a paid media professional, hopefully.

The key to reaching all of the heights I have has been networking. That will be the keyword in all of my future posts in this series. Talent will only take you so far, you have to be able to communicate with people and sell yourself or your story. But in the end, it's all about doing good work and putting in hard work.

Enough of the tutorial, for now. Below is a list of some things I have done for other publications:

  • The Pick and Roll - writer and NBA editor
  • OpinioNation - blogger
  • Sideline Pops and Blacktops - podcast for OpinioNation
  • Samsung Las Vegas NBA Summer League - media credentials for The Pick and Roll
  • Lakers and Clippers home games - media credentials for The Pick and Roll
  • NGSC West Recess - podcast for NGSC Sports
  • NFLPA Bowl - media credentials for Pro Player Insiders
  • NBA All-Star Game - media credentials for The Pick and Roll
  • CSUDH Bulletin - print edition Staff Writer
  • BallisLife High School All-American Game - media credentials for The Pick and Roll
  • Fantasy Football Addicts Support Group - podcast for NGSC Sports
  • Super Bowl - media credentials for Pro Player Insiders (everything but the game)
  • CSUDH Bulletin - online Staff writer and copy editor for both editions
I didn't even mention the social media work I have done on behalf of the above companies, which is very important. Remember... NETWORK!