This was my last full-time week at The Jersey Journal, so I spent a good amount of time actually just wrapping things up. For example, I created a guide on how to organize our Prom Picture Challenge, which will be happening probably from May to June this year, and hopefully for several years afterward. It’s an awesome way of engaging our younger readers and I’m proud to have originated the idea.
Alas, here are some of my last projects. I have a few things still waiting to be printed and I will be freelancing for The Jersey Journal – most likely for its arts and entertainment Weekend Urge section, for which I have been the primary content writer over the past year – so I’m still going to pop in the paper every week, hopefully.
I learned so much from my 15 months at the Journal and am so glad to have worked with all the editors, staffers and interns at the paper. I got to do blogging, social media management, news reporting, beat reporting, entertainment and features writing, laying out pages, training other staff members and more. I also got the chance to create my own opportunities, like creating our Photo of the Day feature on Facebook, an online Police Beat Roundup and some photo challenges. It was super fun and I will miss seeing everyone’s lovely faces every day.
On to the stories!
- Car overturns in Jersey City after two-car collision; drivers blame each other
- Jersey City man shot six times suffers wounds to arm, buttocks, back and groin
- Jersey City police blow up ‘suspicious’ suitcase with water cannon — it’s empty
- Bayonne woman struck in hit-and-run in Jersey City: police
- Jersey City kids’ gym files for bankruptcy, closes unexpectedly after parents pay for next semester
- McNair Academic High School of Jersey City wins Hudson County Mock Trial competition
- North Bergen teen, 15, writes science fiction/fantasy novel ‘Nibiru’s Awakening’
- After heart attack, Union City school nurse forms cardiac patient support group in Jersey City
- Jersey City’s private Al-Ghazaly School is using Kindles and contests to turn students on to reading book after book
- Suggestions pouring in for contest to name baby tortoise at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City
- Jersey City kids nonprofit seeks votes to win $100,000 technology grant in nationwide contest</li
- Jersey City rapper Boshia empowers women with bold message
- Union City rapper gets lyrically ‘Taktikal’ in his music, inspired by his brother and Eminem
- Blues rock duo Tall Days to perform at Maxwell’s in Hoboken
- Jersey City bartender Carlos Rodriguez is proud to represent New Jersey in Mr. Gay World USA contest
- Jersey City composer unleashes ‘monster’ songs, writes tunes for Broadway show
- Gallery 1200 exhibit in Hoboken celebrates women
- Blind Jersey City artist learned to paint again; teaches others at St. Joseph School for the Blind
- Hip Hop Takeover Saturday at Union City’s Goodlife Lounge
- Bayonne teacher, composer raising cash to put his music on a CD
- Jersey City designer hoping her clothing line catches on big time
- Owner: Ibby’s Falafel in Jersey City and Hoboken ‘made falafel famous’