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My job during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games was to interview artistic gymnastics athletes and coaches and upload their quotes to a database for the Olympic press corps. My deadline? 10 minutes.
I also covered the Olympics as a blogger for NeighborsGo, the citizen-driven content site for the Dallas Morning News.
Check out the blog I kept during my two month trip to Beijing, China. I usually posted a few times per day.
NeighborsGo also set up a portal to all of my coverage, including videos of the Opening Ceremonies and much more!
And here's the Twitter feed!
Author Mark Briggs mentions me in his book Journalism NEXT about digital media. Briggs uses my blog from the Beijing Olympics as an example of how a citizen journalist working with a major metro daily broke a whole new side to a major story.
Later, Oscar Martinez, associate publisher at neighborsgo.com, used the book to give a lecture about my work to his Digital Journalism class at Southern Methodist University. He and his staff even made a video.
As I posted daily stories about life in Beijing and at the Olympic Games, teasers and links to my content were up on DallasNews.com and Neighborsgo.com during July and August: