Meet the Beacon Journal’s Tawney Beans
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Meet Tawney Beans
Place: Reporter. Earlier than coming to the Beacon Journal, I used to be the trending reporter at The Information Document, the College of Cincinnati’s scholar newspaper, for eight months. Previous to that I used to be an intern on the UC’s School of Arts & Sciences advertising and communications division for eight months.
Why I turned a journalist
Every morning earlier than college my mother would placed on the “Kickin it with Kenny” section that FOX 8 aired and I all the time thought “I need to have a enjoyable job like that.” I need to get up on daily basis with a brand new factor to expertise.’ I additionally adopted Dick Goddard’s activism and knew I wished to do one thing that would profit animals, regardless of how indifferent from animal rights my job might appear to be. In center college, I realized that I’ve a ardour for phrases and am extra curious than most would really like me to be. It wasn’t till my authorities class at Tallmadge highschool that I actually understood the affect journalism can have (thanks Mr. Shomo). I selected journalism as a result of it’s a discipline the place I may incorporate my pursuits and passions into impactful work. I consider it is the very best determination I’ve ever made.
What I like greatest about my job
I get to jot down about fascinating folks, companies and (on the actually good days) meals. I by no means know what I might be engaged on through the subsequent week or month, which each retains me on my toes and permits me to think about inventive, well timed tales that must be informed. I have not been within the journalism discipline so long as lots of my collogues, however in that brief time I’ve gotten to be in the identical room because the President of the US and, in the identical day, journey electrical scooters throughout downtown Akron to interview different scooter riders — a feat which may solely be achieved by means of this job.
A narrative I labored on that has had an enduring affect on me
I wrote a narrative about how dogs might get the short end of the stick following the pandemic for the Beacon Journal final yr. The in depth conversations I had with native canine trainers, breeders, daycares and rescues opened my eyes to the trade surrounding canines and the way subjective it actually is. It gave me a brand new outlook on what good canine possession appears like and what it actually means to be a good canine breeder.
What’s the greatest problem I face
I must say pace. I am a slow-and-steady-wins-the-race type of gal, so writing shortly whereas additionally being thorough and assured in my story is considerably of a problem for me.
What I love to do after I’m not working
Some days I am studying or trying out new eating places with mates. Different days I am watching what I think about to be high quality leisure: “Star Trek,” “The Twilight Zone” and Studio Ghibli motion pictures.
Favourite occasion or Akron-area custom
Akron Youngsters’s Hospital’s annual Teddy Bear Run. Driving (on the again of) Harley’s is one other of my pastimes. It is all the time a deal with to be part of the ocean of bikes heading to the hospital with goodies in tow for youngsters in want.
Why journalism issues
Trustworthy and correct info ought to all the time be accessible to the general public in order that they’ll make selections about their group with the very best info.