That’s One Milestone Scratched Off the List

".@BlushResponse signing her life away to @KXLY4News! I'm so proud :)" /@TSlauson

When I was in junior high, we created a list of milestones that we wanted to accomplish in our lifetime. I was just sharing this memory with Mike and he asked me what I wrote down. I said, “Things that don’t matter.” He replied, “They mattered. It’s all about context.” To a 13-year-old girl, prom mattered. To a 24-year-old woman [saying woman makes me feel old and weird], having a career matters.

Today is one step closer to even more milestones. I am now a full-time employee at KXLY-TV. This means a lot to me after years of being promised a potential full-time career and watching that promise drift farther and farther away from me every day.

Now I feel like I’m getting somewhere.

My current position is web producer. I focus primarily on our hyper-local community websites that dig up news from every nook and cranny in some of the more urban parts of Eastern Washington and North Idaho, to the rural. Every day, I write and write and write. I’ve thrown together some interesting news material including: interviewing primary election candidates on the eve of a general election, tracing the footsteps of a web design crime-fighting team, watching a cat be shaved, etc.

I’ll be doing that still, but somewhere in between it all, there will be more. I’m not sure what that entails, but I know there will be more.

Question: What more would you like to see that receives little to no coverage? 

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About blushresponse

online web producer, photographer, radio host and producer, social media enthusiast, occasional blogger and newbie bicyclist who had their bike stolen. #FAIL

5 responses to “That’s One Milestone Scratched Off the List”

  1. lkissler says :

    Congratulations on becoming full time!
    Personally, I’d love to see more stories about kittens, my #crazyneighbor and super awesome local credit unions. But, that’s all pretty self-serving huh?

  2. Elliot Stoll says :

    Congratulations! It’s exciting to see someone in the are fulfilling their dream.

    I’d like to see more in depth coverage (or any in depth coverage) of Spokane Valley elections. I know that this is a very very small market, but it’s hard to find additional information on some of the ballot measures and on some of the candidates for the local offices. I have to rely on Facebook, and that’s never good.

    Am I looking in the wrong place?

    • blushresponse says :

      During this last election cycle, I found myself covering Spokane (city) council races. Maybe it’s because I found them more accessible? Spokane Valley officials are a little out of my expertise because I don’t know them very well.

      For next year, I know I want to focus more on the smaller races that gets overlooked by the main media outlets in Spokane. Not only do they deserve to be covered, it’s a necessity.

  3. Jerry Post says :

    You were supposed to sign that document in blood.

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