Welcome to Prof KRG, a site where it’s acceptable to talk nerdy!
We Journo Nerds are a unique breed. We like talking about things like fonts, sentence structure, governmental processes, copy flow, picas, our love of office supplies, those dang editors, and, of course, our constantly changing industry and the adaptation it requires.
This blog’s purpose is to create an ongoing educational dialogue between professional journalists and media students and educators.
Student and veteran journalists can use this site as a forum for learning and mentorship. No topics are off limits. No question is too minute or too difficult. Resources are seemingly unlimited.
Come on Journos, Talk Nerdy with Me!
Why Prof KRG?
I created this media resource site in 2004 while attending a national collegiate media conference. During the conference, I recognized that working as a professional newspaper journalist before becoming a journalism educator and media adviser gave me a unique perspective on the industry. (You can read my full Bio Page if you’re interested.)
There were topics I understood that fellow advisers and students did not know. Perhaps more importantly, there were many advisers and students who didn’t have the professional connections I developed as a working journalists. They didn’t have resources to call for help when their students needed guidance or a career contact outside of the university.
I wanted these young journalists and educators to have resources at their disposal, and I wanted professional journalists to have a real, hands-on role in training future journalists. I went back to my hotel room that night and built the original version of this site.
Since then I’ve continued building on my own understanding of the journalism industry by pursuing a journalism doctorate. I also have continued fostering professional connections through membership in professional organizations like College Media Advisers, the Society of Professional Journalists and Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association.
In addition, I have become an active participant in journalism-related discussions and debates through the Prof KRG Twitter account. I would love for you to follow me there or like the Prof KRG Facebook page as a way to continue or develop the conversations started on this site.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the discussion and gather information from this site. Since the site is meant to be a resource for you, I would love to know more about what you want and need. If you would like to ask me a question or solicit my assistance, please get in touch via the Contact Page.
Other ways to get involved include:
- Commenting on blog posts at the bottom of each page.
- Joining the Prof KRG Facebook and Twitter discussions.
- Subscribing to blog posts via email or RSS Feed so you never miss out.
If you have knowledge you would like to share with other collegiate and professional journalists and media advisers, I would love for you to do so. Guest posts are encouraged from journalists with all levels of knowledge. You can learn more on the Guest Post Page.
I hope you enjoy the site and use it as a resource.
I look forward to Talking Nerdy with Ya!