If you didn't already know, I was a reporter for the school newspaper for four months, then transitioned to the role of an editor for the last four months.
It's been a blast, and I'm kind of still lingering in the newsroom picking up last minute assignments because I'm conflicted about it ending and moving onto other things (which I'm not ever sure consist of as of right now.. whoops).
Anyway, in a nutshell, I wrote a lot of stories. One of the stories I co-wrote with my co-editor Jenna gained a lot of national media attention.
Perhaps you've heard of the Catfish story at BYU?
If not, find it HERE, read the three parts in the series and come back.
Right? It's so crazy it got attention from Cosmopolitan, Daily Mail, local news stations, Yahoo! News and last but not least...
He flew to Salt Lake City to do a show with the Catfishing victims, the man whose identity was stolen and the actual catfish.
We spoke to the catfish in an interview and if you read the story, you know why it got so much attention.
Anyway, the Dr. Phil show comes out tomorrow, Friday, at 4 my time. And we're having a viewing party and fulfilling my mom's dreams simultaneously.
(MY MOM LOVES YOU DR. PHIL... LOVES.)
We're hoping they don't pull some sly stuff on us, because early in the game they tried to tell us we couldn't publish anything else about the story...
even though we broke the story.
They tried telling the victims they wouldn't be able to run the show because of the updates we ran, but I saw that as a manipulation move which was pretty similar to what the catfish did, to be honest. The production team just wanted the story to be their story when in reality, it wasn't.
Proud to say we stood up to the Dr. Phil production team and didn't take down any articles. We wrote them, it was our story, and the power you have doesn't intimidate us.
Anyway, if you watch the show let me know what you think. The preview looks hilarious because it seems like they told the girls to act like they didn't meet each other before. or like they didn't know who the catfish was, even though they did.
Whatever brings in the drama, right Docta P?
Alright see ya.
P.S. if you want to read some of my other stories, go HERE. There are a few I'm really happy to have gotten the chance to write.