window to the world

Looking out into the professional media wilderness.

I’m a 22-year-old freelance video journalist. I graduated from Roger Williams University in May with a B.A. in communications.

In my young venture into the professional media wilderness, I’ve learned that “freelance” is often a euphemism for “currently unemployed.” In my case, it’s more like “underemployed.”

I work at a regional daily newspaper three nights a week doing page layout. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be getting both experience and paychecks while working at a daily paper so soon out of college. But while I really do enjoy adjusting kerning and rewriting headlines that have a surplus of syllables, I still have an unsatisfied hunger to tell my own stories.

And I’m determined to tell them. Recently, I did a short video narrative on the driver of the golf ball picker at a driving range. I talked to him about his feelings on golfers targeting their drives at his rumbling cart. I aim to do more videos on people with interesting jobs.

I’ll be posting my projects, musings, and sources of inspiration on this blog, which is the publishing arm of my online repository, benwhitmoremedia.com. If you like what you see here, please let me know. After all, the reason I fell in love with journalism is because it gives me license to talk and connect with strangers. Some parental advice I enjoy ignoring.