Magic hour: Twilight at the Bartholdi Fountain – DC
Last evening’s fading light casts its fading rays on the stunning Bartholdi Fountain.
DC threw a party for my arrival!
The DC gays threw a huge party as I arrived yesterday. Pretty boys, hot women and police handing out condoms. What an amazing time! My new friends, Jim and Michael, took me under their wings and led me to a path of all things rainbow. Near the mall, thousands of people joined together to welcome…
Post Mortem: Thoughts on what worked and how to improve it for next year.
After all the meetings, I am back home and reflecting on what we accomplished and what we didn’t. We were asked to speak to the Foundation board members on Friday and tell them of our experiences. It’s easy to go back after the fact and see the strengths of the program and those items that…
Friday, the final hours to bring it all back together – then leave.
The wonderful and talented Mr. Allen Beerman arranged a breakfast meeting with the Gallup Poll senior editor, Steve Crabtree on Friday morning. The fellows and mentors taxied their way to the Gallup building to meet with Crabtree. The office building was pretty outstanding, as it was a new section built adjacent to an older brick…
Gallup Poll offices
The beautiful offices of the Gallup Poll where they hosted the National Newspaper Association Fellows of 2013. Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday: Day two – where all roads to the Capitol are uphill, even the return trip.
The day started with a quick breakfast in the hotel before catching the Metro to the House and Senate offices. The group split up with their mentors, after starting their journey at the Cannon building. I stopped off at Jack Kingston‘s office (R-GA) and grabbed the press secretary‘s business card. He is the local House…
Our visit to the Newseum was a huge delight to all of the fellows and mentors alike. Here are some of the photos from the visit.
Wednesday: Night One
We gathered in the lobby to get acquainted. The four, fresh-faced young ladies and I joined the mentors for a quick round of introductions. Afterwards, we met with additional sponsors and the coordinators. The enthusiasm filled the room as we took turns introducing ourselves. It was a great way to get to meet the amazing…
Valdosta airport is SMALL
I arrived early for my flight and there’s barely anyone here. The airport is so small. It’s been a while since I have flown out of a regional airport. I received an update that I am still working on gun control as my topic. Which is a relief because that’s what I had been focusing…
Tomorrow is the day!
In less than 24 hours, I will finally leave for the 2013 Washington D.C. Fellows program. Our original topic of Gun Control has been changed to USPS delivery changes. We are constantly being updated by the National Newspaper Association (NNA) staff, apprising us of schedule changes and the like. I am off to campus to…