A new blog, and a few ideas I’m working on
by Adam Kovac
For those of you who know me or my work, hi. How are you? I’m well, all things considered. Well, I’ve had a bit of a cough for a few days. And I’m tragically single the last time I checked. And while I’ve finished the core courses for a degree I’ve been labouring on for four years, that degree is in journalism, so I’m perfecting my technique at tying my possessions into a rag at the end of a stick, because being a hobo seems more profitable than being a reporter.
Speaking of that degree, since I began studying journalism, my professors have hammered three words at me and my classmates and fellow unemployment recipients: blog/social media. Well, I spend a ton of time on Facebook and tweet all kinds of stuff, both informative and silly. So I decided it was time to fulfil the second part of that mantra and start a blog.
Ok, that was the boring part. I felt this needed a bit of an introduction, so there you have it. But I hear your cries. “Here we are now (at your blog). Entertain us!.”
Well, my Nirvana quoting friends, I’ll leave you with a few thoughts on things I’m working on right now. I’m shipping off to Las Vegas in a week, and before I go, I’ll be filing stories on two rock and roll bands in the Montreal area that are unique in that every show will see them play with upwards of 50 singers. Yes, it’s a feature on rock and punk karaoke in Montreal for the Montreal Gazette.
Remember that Montreal Baseball Project that was announced a few weeks ago? They want to bring a professional team back to this city. Only one problem: our baseball stadium is an out of the way eyesore that is universally loathed. So where will this team play? That will be running on OpenFile.ca.
There’s a few other things, but I’m not here to brag (maybe a bit. I am pretty awesome, after all). I’d like to end with a request though. I’ll be using this blog to muse about story ideas a lot. If you’re reading and you think I’m full of shit, feel free to call me out. But also, tell me what you think is interesting. News media is not a one way street anymore – it’s a conversation. As I ramble on about the stupid things that interest me, tell me if they interest you too, and why.
Alright, I’ve gotten preachy enough. I look forward to sharing more thoughts/coming home drunk and rambling about why I hate dubstep at 4 am.