Sharing Another Byline was originally published on an expired domain created for the Kent State and Anglo American University‘s Journalism Program sponsored by Prague Freedom Foundation that I participated in during the Winter Semester of 2014-2015.
Every time I go to a new place I try to learn something new and connect it to what I already know. Then if given the chance I try and share it with others. I got a chance to do this during my exchange in Hawaii at University of Hawaii at Hilo, and I was pleased to get a chance to do it here in Kent State University as well.
The situation in Ukraine had been increasingly getting worse, and I’ve been really worried about my parents, both of whom are active in the protests in any way that they can be. During one day last week I got many messages from family in Ukraine telling me that they will shut down the internet and telling me not to worry if I can’t reach them. Naturally all I did was worry. All my Ukrainian friends living all over the world were posting about it on Facebook. No one could reach his or her relatives.
After months of protesting we also had the first casualties last week. Until now there were only injuries and both civilians and journalists were being beaten up by the police or by other parties. It was, and still is, crazy on the streets of Kiev – at Maidan in particular.
So when I heard that one of the activities on our itinerary was seeing the May 4th memorial, which I previously wrote a blog about. So I decided to write a comparison of the two events for www.kentwired.com and Daniel Moore supported my pitch, and with his suggestions, I got my first Byline in Ohio and I’m hoping to get feedback from Kent students about it because my goal as an aspiring journalist is to receive opinions and information from others as well as to be free share what I know with them.