What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow. #KurtVonnegut in a 2006 letter to Xavier High School students (h/t lettersofnote)
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If you want to be a documentary filmmaker, you have to know who you are. That is to say actually, at some point, you have to say, ‘Maybe I don’t have something to say.’ So be true to yourself. You need to have a voice. You need to have something to say. Not just editorially. You need to know that you want to say something. And more importantly, you need to have perseverance because nothing’s going to be handed to you. — Ken Burns http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-web-extra-ken-burns-20916638
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“By some special graciousness of fate I am deposited — as all good photographers like to be — in the right place at the right time. Go into it [photography] as young as possible. Bring all the asset you have and play to win.”
— Margaret Bourke-White, Portrait of Myself
Hey, Austin Students: So you want to be a journalist?

I’ll be on this AAJA Texas panel on 4/21. Aspiring journalists: come.


“So you want to be a journalist?”

So…what is this?

On Saturday, April 21, the Asian American Journalists Association Texas chapter will host a journalism panel for students with advice on their careers and pursuing journalism, even better than this Xtranormal parody.


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Well, whadya know. NBC Anchor Brian Williams is a fellow survivor of #smallmarketTV! I’d no clue he went from being a failed and broke reporter to chyron operator to on-air reporter in the nation’s ninth largest market. Love this #firstbigbreak concept from @mediabistrotv. 

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