Well, here I am. I have entered the blogsophere.
This past weekend I attended the Society of Professional Journalists’ annual national conference. Many of the sessions focused on new media and how to use the web as a reporter. I decided after the third session where the panelist showed us their blog and gave examples of how they used it in news gathering, I needed a blog. So here it is.
An explanation of the name. There are very few people who can properly spell my name. I have even found out that some of the promotion people at my station (where I have worked for 7 years) cannot spell it correctly, or check it before it goes on air. So, I get lots of misspelled mail, calls from people who cannot pronounce my name and people who would rather just call me Kara.
A couple of years ago, I covered a story about how fire destroyed the Red Cross building in North Conway, NH. I received a card to thank me for the story as they received many donations after the story aired. But they must not have known my name and whomever called didn’t ask for a spelling. I got a letter addressed to: Caramat Azooski. There you have it.
I look forward to entering this wild world. And I hope from time to time I can turn to you as I develop stories. Thanks for the support!