Marginalia, Graduate Blog

Miss Independent

One of my many long driving trips by myself.

One of my many long driving trips by myself.

Miss Independent…Miss Self-sufficient…Miss Keep-your-distance.

Miss Unafraid…Miss Outta-my-way…

…Miss On-her-own…

This is my theme song – Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson.

Miss Independent

Miss Independent…Miss Self-sufficient…Miss Keep-your-distance. Miss Unafraid…Miss Outta-my-way… …Miss On-her-own… This is my theme song – Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson.

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

A Journalist of All Trades

Christa Smith outside Harpo Studios. Photo Credit: Christa Smith

Christa Smith outside Harpo Studios. Photo Credit: Christa Smith

What does a young mother, a yoga instructor, a journalist and an assistant television producer all have in common?

Would you believe me if I told you they described one person?

A Journalist of All Trades

What does a young mother, a yoga instructor, a journalist and an assistant television producer all have in common? Would you believe me if I told you they described one …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Just call me the “Road Warrior”

wedding

One of my many driving adventures throughout the past two weeks.

408 miles from Chicago to my hometown in Ohio.

407 miles from Ohio to Philly.

23.7 miles to my internship, and another 23.7 back “home.”

407 miles back to Ohio.

79.5 miles to Pittsburgh for my best friend’s wedding.

326 miles back to Philly.

Just call me the “Road Warrior”

408 miles from Chicago to my hometown in Ohio. 407 miles from Ohio to Philly. 23.7 miles to my internship, and another 23.7 back “home.” 407 miles back to Ohio. …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

The Home Stretch is the Hardest

Interviewing Felix Gonzalez for my final TV package on the Chicago Youth Boxing Club.

Interviewing Felix Gonzalez for my final TV package on the Chicago Youth Boxing Club.

Two words: Finals week.

The home stretch.

The end.

The light at the end of the tunnel.

The Home Stretch is the Hardest

Two words: Finals week. The home stretch. The end. The light at the end of the tunnel.

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Overcoming “Self-doubt”

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2014 NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV…Where Content Comes to Life

In my last blog I talked about the variety of opportunities at Columbia, but how it’s up to you to take the initiative and make the most of those experiences.

Overcoming “Self-doubt”

In my last blog I talked about the variety of opportunities at Columbia, but how it’s up to you to take the initiative and make the most of those experiences.

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Columbia: the Land of Opportunities

Out reporting on my first day in Columbia's Journalism MA program.

Out reporting on my first day in Columbia’s Journalism MA program.

I continually get the question of, “What opportunities have you experienced at Columbia?”

Those of you who have read my blogs or my bio before know that I worked in advertising for two years before coming to Columbia to pursue my dream job of becoming a sportscaster.

Columbia: the Land of Opportunities

I continually get the question of, “What opportunities have you experienced at Columbia?” Those of you who have read my blogs or my bio before know that I worked in …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

I Must “Admit” It’s a Great Experience

Love Monday mornings because they consist of on-camera experience!

Love Monday mornings because they consist of on-camera experience!

The biggest question in any part of your life is going to be, “Is this right for me?” or “Is this where I should be?”

I remember having those questions and more run through my mind before, during and after the application process for Columbia College Chicago’s Journalism MA program.

I Must “Admit” It’s a Great Experience

The biggest question in any part of your life is going to be, “Is this right for me?” or “Is this where I should be?” I remember having those questions …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

“Perks” of the Profession

Oops...the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia opened with a mishap and it continued from there. Photo Credit: The Daily Currant; http://dailycurrant.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/olympic-rings-mishap-doctored-by-russian-tv.jpg

Oops…the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia opened with a mishap and it continued from there. Photo Credit: The Daily Currant

As a journalist focusing in sports casting and reporting, I have definitely kept up with the 2014 Winter Olympic media coverage. While I have enjoyed seeing everything from USA slopestyle skiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nicholas Goepper sweep the medal podium in the men’s freestyle skiing competition, to Meryl Davis and Charlie White earn the USA’s first-ever gold medal in the ice dancing event, there has been some coverage that has really grabbed my attention.

“Perks” of the Profession

As a journalist focusing in sports casting and reporting, I have definitely kept up with the 2014 Winter Olympic media coverage. While I have enjoyed seeing everything from USA slopestyle …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

A Reflection on My First Semester and Everything Leading Up to It

New Ambassador Danielle (right) and her predecessor Katie (left)

New Ambassador Danielle (right) and her predecessor Katie (left)

Wow, I can’t believe my first semester is over and I am working on my first blog post as the new journalism ambassador. It seems like just yesterday I was reaching out to the ambassador about the Journalism MA program to discuss the application process and to help me calm the butterflies I was feeling about being accepted into this program.

A Reflection on My First Semester and Everything Leading Up to It

Wow, I can’t believe my first semester is over and I am working on my first blog post as the new journalism ambassador. It seems like just yesterday I was …

Journalism MA Danielle Dwyer, danielledwyer14@yahoo.com
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

Goodbye and thank you from one ambassador

Well, this is my last post for Marginalia, so I’m sending you with this giant selfie. It’s a strangely sentimental selfie because I took one very similar my first day of the program a year and a half ago. I remember exactly how I felt then—excited, nervous, hopeful.

Goodbye and thank you from one ambassador

Well, this is my last post for Marginalia, so I’m sending you with this giant selfie. It’s a strangely sentimental selfie because I took one very similar my first day …

Journalism MA Katie Kather, kathryn.kather@loop.colum.edu
600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605

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