Areas of interest: Disasters, Politics, Weather, Southern United States
Reason: I've become deeply enamoured with journalism by-and-large in recent years and consider it to be one of the most noble of all pursuits. I work in public education and want to give to the project while using it to teach students the importance of gathering facts while maintaining a neutral mindset.
Accomplishments: I've had approx. 8 articles published on Wikinews...3 recently landed on the main page. I place heavy emphasis on OR and quite literally stumbled into a big scoop recently re: Texas wildfires. Learning proper style, active voice etc. etc. has not been an easy process, but I love the philosophy of "quality over quantity" here....it's a good thing. I've noted that respect will be given here, but it must be earned....tenacity and humility are core recquisites for success here. I've also had about 4 articles published in "The Linking Ring" magazine [published by The International Brotherhood of Magicians]...and was a proofreader for that mag for 1 year. I also co-authored an article for a free eMag entitled, "Stone Cold Magic Magazine". I teach "Film and Media" at a public middle school in Texas.
B.S. in Sociology, (Minor: Speech Communication) University of Texas at Tyler
Certificate, Long Term Care Administration -- Midland College (Midland, Texas)
Support I've been impressed with how you've doggedly stuck with the project and learned your way around. You're already producing good OR, and I'm more than happy to see you accredited to help further this. Blood Red Sandman(Talk)(Contribs) 17:45, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Support - you've already done some good OR, and you clearly know what you're doing, so why the hell not? DENDODGEGeorge Watson 20:36, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Support Absolutely. --Pi zero (talk) 21:00, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
Support on the basis of sheer determination, and that well-documented OR is going to make life a great deal easier for reviewers. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:26, 11 September 2011 (UTC)
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