I like to know what's happening, you could call it a compulsion to be informed. That's what draws me to journalism, I want to figure out what is happening in my community and bring that knowledge to other people. Though I didn't take the most direct path to journalism, I think that's a good thing.
I started my career by writing for my high school and college newspapers. At Macalester College, I studied Political Science, focusing on Latin American Politics and Political Theory. Learning Spanish and developing my writing were also goals in my college years. My background trained me in irreverance: I question most everything and am never satisfied with an answer. I bring that approach to my journalism.
I try to get as much information about and as many points of view on a story as I can. With each thing I learn, though, I find that there's more to know, and I set off in search of it. Without deadlines I don't think I'd ever finish a story.
Somali people in Minnesota who send money to east Africa are concerned that the method they use to transfer funds will soon shut down.
Three candidates are contending in a special election that seemed to be over two months before the polls opened.
Minneapolis firefighters board up the house after protesters were evicted on November 20.
Occupying foreclosed homes is the latest tactic from OccupyMN, while some protesters continue to maintain a presence in the Hennepin County Government Plaza.
Photos by Eric Blom
“If they want to take Monique out of her home they'll have to take me with her!” With these words protestor Nick Espinosa summed up OccupyMN's new direction: the protest group has occupied a forecl
A group of Occupy Minnesota protesters took up new positions at a Minneapolis home last night.
November 8th marks Election Day this year, and while much of the media attentionis already focused more thana year ahead on the presidential race for 2012, the 2011 voting willbring something new i
OccupyMN demonstration on 8/20/2011.
Police arrested seven OccupyMN protestors who occupied an intersection in downtown Minneapolis on October 20.
A new bike store on the north side of Minneapolis will open October 25 at the corner of Glenwood Avenue and Morgan Avenue North.
(Photo by Eric Blom)
The Bottineau Transitway may have a rocky road ahead, judging by the reactions of about 75 people who attended an October 6 open house in North Minneapolis.
UPDATED 9/28/2011 - On September 19, the Cedar Cultural Center hosted the Radical Minds Youth Conference, a conference that addressed issues facing Somali youths.
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