SO, I guess I'm supposed to comment on the articles I'm posting on here. Not that I didn't know that, I just didn't do it when I found all these articles. No one is reading this really, so I'm kinda FREEEEEE to do what I want and I've been using this as an online bookmarking space. Does such a thing exist for that purpose? If not it's a good idea because people (including me) use so many different computers in a given day.

BUT, I do have comments and I guess really commenTARY (or commenMARI) on all the articles I linked, including some that I'll use for my Women in the Media class journal. (aside: in that class I was told my writing is awkward -- true, esp. for the paper I turned in...but it's sad that something I do SO MUCH of actually isn't much good at all. and how do i turn that around? maybe i need a break?)

so, commenMARI, from the top down:

Obesity story in the Post: my coworker showed me this. WE ARE GOLDEN if it's true. But medical research is very in flux, so I can't be too thrilled about it. And the fact is I FEEL better when I'm smaller and have less weight to drag around. I'm probably more overweight than "just a little" or whatever the study says is healthy, but it was still kind of a neat twist on an old tale. The bottom line is: we're all going to die, so it's a little naive to talk about the "risk of dying," as our risk is 100%. The only question is WHEN, right?

Internews, women and media section: can we say PERFECT? This will really help me as I try to rewrite, edit and smash together my paper about Humphrey Fellows studying at the University. So far it's 15 pages, but some of that is just crap I'm sure. The professor has it, as a draft, and should get it back to me shortly. We'll see how that goes. Basically this site focuses on international women in the media and stories from abroad that focus on women. perfect!

The next two are basically links to my work online, either headline writing (which is always in flux too since new stories come out and the lines i wrote would be bumped down and then off) or story writing. For a while the Voice will have my work in it -- I've completed one story for the next issue (it's monthly) and have two more in the works. Both on tap for this weekend's projects: a profile and a meeting story, the task force meeting I went to last night.

The next batch is a list of links I also think will be helpful in my research/independent study paper because I originally was trying to focus on international women journalists, etc. So these links offer some more possibilities and maybe some more indepth/varied stories and material.

Looks like the rest of my entries/posts have some comments. The others just seemed to be floating out there, wanting SOMETHING. But then I guess you could always click the link to see what they are, but again for me it will be helpful to have a description.

CARRY on. ~mari...

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