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  • Christine Edmond 3:20 pm on April 12, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Investigative Journalism, Mayor Gray, politics, , , , WTOP   

    All of the Possibilites 

    Mayor Gray, along with 40 other individuals, was arrested yesterday (Monday) for protesting on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. On the scene, WAMU had a reporter covering the events for the radio. The story was published on the radio,  via print online, and the reporter ended up on television. (More …)

    • miranda78 5:40 pm on April 18, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      What an interesting tie between your career and current events!

  • Christine Edmond 11:01 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , investigative, , politics, radio,   

    Investigative Journalism 


    Is it for me?

    I worked on a story with one of the reporters investigating a Washington, DC political figure. It was exciting to research in hopes of discovery, but there are certainly pros and cons that come with investigative journalism. It appears that journalism becomes the search for discovery, with hopes that there is some sort of transparency; and that is certainly one appealing trait of the field.

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    • miranda78 1:58 pm on March 23, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s great you got to try out a different type of journalism!

  • Danielle Wilsey 4:27 pm on February 14, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: bipartisanship, , , , law, party politics, , politics, state of the union, third way, watch party   

    SOTU Musical Chairs 

    So early in the semester at my current internship, Pres. Obama delivered his State of the Union address. As an undergrad, it always seemed as though I was one of a very select few who looked forward to the event. I would get together with fellow PoliSci students in a lounge somewhere and watch the speech… usually snacking and yelling at the TV was involved from both sides of the room. Never did I actually think about the physical divide of the two parties within the room – it seemed normal, the ‘way we always do it’. However, as my employer’s title states, there is a ‘Third Way’ of doing things… bipartisan musical chairs.

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  • Linda Benesch 4:32 am on January 30, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: , , Judaism, politics   

    Interning at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism 

    Hi, I’m Linda. I’m a second semester sophomore in the School of Public Affairs, majoring in political science. This semester is a time of adjustment for me, because not only am I acclimating back into AU after spending a semester abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but I am also interning two full days a week at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (the RAC.) Although you might not think it from the title of the organization, the RAC’s main goal is to advance the Reform movement’s goal of social justice by lobbying the government, working with other organizations, and hosting 6 seminars a year teaching high school students about the political process and how to lobby their members of Congress. Fun fact from my intern manuel: Much of the 1964 Civil Rights Act was drafted in the offices of the Religious Action Center! (More …)

    • jessems42 6:12 am on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That sounds very cool. Your project could be to write a new and updated civil rights act that has universal healthcare for all, no mandatory minimums and federally enforced equal pay. Get it passed through congress by the end of the semester. No pressure or anything.

    • miranda78 6:48 pm on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Linda! Your internship sounds great! I am glad you are finally interning there because I remember you talking about RAC last year! Also, I think I can agree about your past internship experience, because I think I know where it was, and I had a similar experience when I compared my internship on the Hill/ in my senator’s office and the one I held last semester at a non-profit. It is a much more gratifying experience when you get feedback, and that is great they are really good about that at your current internship. Also, it is really neat that some of the Civil Rights Act was drafted at RAC! Cannot wait to hear more about your internship!

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