Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Hellooo everyone,

Just wanted to check in to the blogosphere (because clearly I am a huge insomniac and have nothing better to do at 11:00 pm).

You guys, I know that I’m really bad for constantly changing the theme of my blog. (Sorry!) But this time, I’ve changed things around FOR A PURPOSE (other than that I wanted a “prettier” theme…)

Today I changed my blog around to better reflects my interests as a reporter.

Over the past few years I’ve realized that what really matters to me, is and always has been, art. My parents are artists (playwright and actress) and much of my family is in some way connected to the film/television/theatre scenes in Canada.

Well, people always say “write what you know,” and I have been. So I decided to make “Arts and Culture” its own page on my blog. I expect you’ll find a lot more up there as this year wears on. 🙂

The other thing I added was a “Kids” category. Children are my passion, and I never get tired of talking with them. That’s why my job at WIGUP.tv (a kid’s website based in Ottawa) was a huge godsend for me. But I’ve never posted much here about it.

I think I’ve always had this thing where I saw my kids reporting as separate, or somehow not “REAL” journalism. But today, after putting in 5 hours covering the annual celebration of the Chess in the Library program, I realized that any cub reporter for a local daily could be covering that story.

The difference is that I am actually connecting with kids and sharing their stories with their peers across the country in their own words. I try to treat my young interviewees as unique individuals, instead of just a mass of cuties with nothing important to say.

Long story short, I was sick of seeing an empty, outdated blog waiting around for more “serious, important, newsworthy” clippings to fill its pages. I am passionate about art, and kids. and if I can’t promote those passions here, what kind of a pseudo-professional rant BLOG is this!?

Enjoy the new look,

-(r)averie

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One thought on “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

  1. Ben says:

    btw, artsy news and stuff about the little tykes is usually way more fun to read than hard news. It seems like what gets classified as “hard news” is basically anything about economics, politics, and human suffering. But of course that doesn’t mean that all the rest of life isn’t worth reporting about. Here’s what G.K. Chesterton said (which I find rather amusing):

    “It is the one great weakness of journalism as a picture of our modern existence, that it must be a picture made up entirely of exceptions. We announce on flaring posters that a man has fallen off a scaffolding. We do not announce on flaring posters that a man has not fallen off a scaffolding. Yet this latter fact is fundamentally more exciting, as indicating that that moving tower of terror and mystery, a man, is still abroad upon the earth. That the man has not fallen off a scaffolding is really more sensational; and it is also some thousand times more common. But journalism cannot reasonably be expected thus to insist upon the permanent miracles. Busy editors cannot be expected to put on their posters, ‘Mr. Wilkinson Still Safe,’ or ‘Mr. Jones, of Worthing, Not Dead Yet.’ They cannot announce the happiness of mankind at all. They cannot describe all the forks that are not stolen, or all the marriages that are not judiciously dissolved. Hence the complex picture they give of life is of necessity fallacious; they can only represent what is unusual. However democratic they may be, they are only concerned with the minority.”

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