Michael M.

Location:

San Francisco, CA
Hometown: San Francisco

Member since:

February 20, 2012

Are you now or have you ever been a journalist?

Please tell us about your background/interest in journalism. This helps us plan for better meetups. I'm a graduate of the Dow Journalism program at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. We didn't have a Journalism major, so I focused in Speech/Rhetorical analysis while reporting for the student newspaper, "The Hillsdale Collegian". I'm mostly interested in breaking into the magazine business, though that's quickly being co-opted by quality websites — which is perfectly fine. I like to write feature pieces in the narrative non-fiction strain, take photos, videos and reporting in the field. Influences: Tom Wolfe, Flannery O'Connor, Joan Didion, Hunter S. Thompson, William Buckley (yes, him), William Langewiesche and others.

Do you have specific ideas for events for this meetup?

A guide to freelancing in San Francisco, perhaps?

Introduction

I took a risk coming to San Francisco, and it seems that I lost. Still unemployed and looking (retail, anything) in an area which I'm unfamiliar, with only one connection. I hope to change that soon. Still beats Michigan, my home state of 20 years.


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