Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ONA2008-6 Podcast: Interview with Student Journalists Alex Kowalski and Abby Selden

In this series of podcasts, we'll be highlighting some of the organizers and participants in this year's Online News Association conference, September 11-13 in Washington DC.

For podcast #6, in the series, we interview two student journalists who will be participating in the on-site student-run newsroom covering the conference.

Alex Kowalski is a junior news-editorial major at UNC-Chapel Hill. He writes for campus newspapers, magazines and his food blog, readthebiscuit.com. Although he would one day like to work in print journalism, he has found a new niche in online journalism. With experience as an intern at cqpolitics.com this summer and (hopefully) a computer science minor, he would like to develop news sites and interactive Web-based applications. His current project is launching chapelhillvoice.com, an online-only news site for his campus. When Alex is not toiling over Oxford commas or lines of php code, he is out rowing for the university's crew team.

Abby Selden is a junior at Belmont University in Nashville. She Photo 119produces print and video content for Belmont's student news site and spent last summer as an Editorial Intern at Journal Communications, Inc., custom magazine media. She also writes articles for the Nashville Mayor's Homelessness Commission Online Newsletter.

As the Peer Tutor for a Belmont broadcasting class, Abby taught new students how to write scripts and edit video.

A Birmingham, Ala., native, Abby is an Honors Program student, member of Alpha Chi Honor Society and recipient of the 1st place award in On-Site News Writing at the 2007 Southeast Journalism Conference. Abby enjoys song-writing, movie trivia and volunteering at a local family homeless shelter.


Download the podcast program here (Stereo MP3 file, 14.9 mb, duration 00:10:51.)

Keywords: ona, online news, journalism, news, reporting, new media, web 2.0, ona08, Selden, Kowalski, saynotoketchup

Produced in the studios of Professional Podcasts LLC, Cherry Hill, NJ

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