So it’s summer, which I guess technically means I’m not obligated to blog about anything anymore. But I’ve got time on my hands and keys underneath my fingers, so here it goes.
The last time I checked in I was actually in Philadelphia for a graduation at the UPenn Wharton School (pretty cool, right?) and The Progressive was in preliminary discussions of changing its online look. So far the layout is the same, and though online is big for all journalism markets, their print edition is where the paper is (literally and figuratively, in case you weren’t sure). They’ve added a petition to defend Medicare from going under by way of Republican wishes; remember, it’s a self-stated leftist magazine so they can do that sort of thing. Petitions aren’t a novel concept, but most magazine websites I visit have polls and quizzes, so kudos to the people at Progressive for finding a way to get their readers truly involved. Or as my wonderful teacher would say, create a sense of community.
The July cover is the best one I’ve seen since I’ve started reviewing the magazine. I’m on a PC, so I can’t take fancy screen shots and show yall, so you’ll just have to see for yourself (www.progressive.org). There’s a PBS video and a bulletin for the next rallies in Wisconsin, another novel idea that pushes forward that sense of community. Otherwise, there’s the same great coverage of events and news that the magazine has become known for.
Even though it’s an op-ed, I endorse this piece written by a guy whose last name is one letter (P) off from shampoo. Whatever he’s using to wash his hair is working because he makes some good points. The same goes for Ms. Bricker as well.
As for me, well, I’m trying to make stuff happen. I’ve got one internship available, but the only problem is it’s a good hour in driving distance one way. And with Atlanta traffic on top of that, that’s pretty hefty. I’m waiting to hear back about another one (I’ve been told by the end of this week I should know). That one’s much closer (20 min. one way), and the voice is more gender neutral. I promise I’ll work my ass off wherever I get put because this sitting at home business isn’t for me. I willingly blogged for pleasure if that gives you any idea. That never happens.
Hope you enjoyed it though. I actually think I might have too.