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Volunteering with humane society to make more enticing website photos

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Jan,2015

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Tweet I’ve been volunteering with Heartland Humane Society here in Corvallis over the past several months to photograph adoptable cats and dogs. The humane society uploads the photos to its website in hopes of making these animals more enticing to…

Capital Press: Cider makers become orchardists to meet demand

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Oct,2014

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Tweet I landed a story in the Capital Press relating to one of my favorite beverages ever — cider — and covering a local company I like. I got the idea that there was a cider apple shortage because I…

New Journalism: Story Time, for Corvallis Gazette-Times

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Sep,2014

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Tweet I pitched and landed three new stories in Early Years, a special parenting insert produced by the Corvallis Gazette-Times. This story is reprinted with permission of Mike McInally, executive editor of the Corvallis Gazette-Times, and copyright the Corvallis Gazette-Times. Story…

Denise’s Roundup of Interesting Reads of the Week

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Jun,2014

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Tweet I am back with my picks for the week’s most fascinating stories, with a smattering of food, land use planning and science. 1. Being Happy With Sugar | The Atlantic — This story gets to the heart of my…

Photography: Sparrows at the Community Garden

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Jun,2014

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Tweet Out at the community garden in Corvallis, little sparrows and finches serenade us as we labor in the dirt. They hop between rough-hewn wooden bird houses and fence posts as the hot evening wears on. It’s one of the most…

Denise Picks Six Intriguing #LongReads of the Week

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May,2014

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Tweet It’s time to grab your coffee and relax into your favorite comfortable chair with your preferred reading device. I have picked six more compelling journalism pieces to recommend to you from this week’s writings. Five are excellent long-form works….

Denise Picks The Five Top #MustReads of the Week

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May,2014

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Tweet I’ve decided to narrow these lists down to five of the most compelling journalism longreads and interesting news of the week. So grab your coffee and your favorite reading device and dive in. 1. Why Don’t Octopus Suckers Stick to…

Facebook Insights Metrics Explained: Engaged Users

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May,2014

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Tweet When you throw Facebook content up on the Interwebs, much of the time it’s experimentation. You’re playing around with picking the time of day and the day of week. And no matter how strong your hunch or how honed your…

Denise’s Top Ten #MustReads

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May,2014

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Tweet It’s that time again for the best and the brightest of this last week’s journalism. 1. Addict. Informant. Mother. | New York Times Magazine — A heartbreaking profile that builds drama and tension with all the right shimmering details….

Bring authenticity into your social networking. It’s just another kind of business networking.

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May,2014

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Tweet When I was a reporter in Stayton, I made it a point to connect with the local chamber of commerce. At first, my intentions were partly strategic; the owners of the auto body repair shop or the tanning parlor…