That’s One Milestone Scratched Off the List
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?