James Paladino, class of 2012
Volleyball vs Cazenovia
Location: Oswego, NY, Max Ziel Gym in Laker Hall
Tuesday, Oct 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Utica
Location: Oswego, NY, Romney Tennis Courts
Wednesday, Oct 7, 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni & Friends Event with President Stanley
Save the date. http://alumni.oswego.edu/events
Location: New York, NY, USA
Monday, Oct 5, 2:18 p.m. - 2:18 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, Oct 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
As a freelance writer, editor, and managing editor, I published and coordinated thousands of articles over the past year for the start-up news organization, Latinos Post. In the formative days of the business, I performed editorial surgery with a talented team, redirecting the flow of material, and creating and developing a section on gaming, and live blog coverage for breaking news and events. I've grown with the organization, and encourage responsible reporting from a group of 20 writers, while also negotiating with senior management to provide incentives for feature stories.
Each step along the way of my post-college career, the meaningful discussions I had in my English senior capstone course, Words in the World, inform how I conduct myself and lead others, even when an inkwell of ethical dilemmas blots out my path. An unflinching command of grammar, prose and rhythm will not spare a young journalist from a torrent of words, and often conflicting information sources. Language flows like water, and a strong tide can pull you under murky seas. During the Boston bombing incident, when I was asked to assign a story angle that was premature and misleading, I made my opinion known. I thought back to a conversation in one of my junior seminar sessions on the immortality of the published word, and the responsibility of authorship. Never underestimate the endurance of the words--one slip in editorial integrity could compromise your career.
Including internships with Lowenstein Associates Literary Agency and Oswego County Opportunities, I have two years of professional editorial experience. Words in the World made my first internship possible and provided me with the tools I needed to adapt.
Words are my life, and every consonant has consequence.