Each Monday, we are posting a blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better.
With a TWIST!
No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think of it as your first “networking” opportunity of the week!
Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Adam Kress, multimedia reporter and social media maestro for the Phoenix Business Journal.
So, Adam, time to share!
What do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
Adam: A big reason I chose journalism as a career was because a story I worked on in high school was censored by the administration. A few of the people on The North Star staff and I fought the censorship, and under threat of lawsuit, the school board changed their policies regarding student publications. It was a great lesson in the First Amendment and also media relations. Our censorship battle was picked up by media from all over Chicago, and for a time we were the story because of a story we wrote. Ironic.
The journalism bug got into me then, and it only grew working at The State Press at ASU. I made life-long friends working there, and learned more than I could have imagined. It was such a great experience that some of my alumni friends and I created the State Press Alumni Group to help current students working at the paper. Join our group on Facebook here.
What are you up to now?
Adam: For the better part of the past year at the Phoenix Business Journal I've worked to create and grow the paper's social media presence. We're now recognized as a leader in the space among our 40+ papers across the country. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
You can also catch my daily radio reports on NewsTalk 550 KFYI-AM each morning.
P.S. GO CUBS!