Yesterday, The Society of Professional Journalists recognized what so many journalism students from St. Louis have known for years: Mr. Eden is amazing. Mr. Mitch Eden (or E Dawg as I liked to call him) recently won the Society’s Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award and for one, am so happy for the guy. If it weren’t for Mr. Eden, I would not be where I am today. I am a writer because of him. A vivacious reader because of him. A continually curious specimen because of him. And someone who remembers to laugh on an hourly basis because of him. He instills much more than how to write a feature story (Make the O) and how to use the inverted pyramid.
And I’m so glad the rest of the nation can see the inspiration and class he brings to the profession and more importantly, to humanity.
“If you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you’re gonna hype it, hype it with the facts. I don’t mind what you did. I mind the way you did it.” –Bob Woodward, All the President’s Men
I stumbled upon this crazy YouTube video, which led me to check out onehourpersecond.com, a website with alarming facts of how much video is uploaded to YouTube every second. At first, it made me a little worrisome that we spend so much time uploading; causing me to feel overwhelmed with how long it would even take to get through 10% of all of it.
But then it got me thinking, that’s a lot of people’s moments. A lot of triumphs, fails and belly laughs. We’re sharers and want to spread our daily happenings and learnings with others across the nation, oceans and continents. I’d be interested to see how many seconds are spent watching YouTube videos and seeing that paired side-by-side with uploading content.
Because I think it would show we spend more of our time uploading our experiences than watching others do it for us.
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