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September 16, 2014 Written by | 4 Comments

Blog Pitch #1— underground/local art scene coverage

The basic idea for this blog is to document and report on local and underground art events throughout various venues in New York City. These events generally tend to encompass art, music, and apparel. Each event is essentially its own brand. I plan to interview certain friends and individuals who are responsible for developing these events, curating the art, securing the venues, and handling the social media. I also plan to interview the artists, in the hopes of conveying their messages, as well as the opinions of the crowd. This blog would also contain multimedia content.


Blog Pitch #2— Mental health in Baruch

This blog would focus on mental health awareness and the psychological problems that are prevalent among college students, in particular, Baruch students. Some concerning issues I would like to cover include the abuse of prescription pills such as adderall, anxiety and stress problems and how to alleviate them, and social smoking. I would interview students, as well as the psychology department for professional opinions.



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4 responses so far ↓

  •   MOLLY DENG // Sep 16th 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I really like your first idea about exploring the local art scene in New York City. I would like to know more about these events and what goes on behind the scenes. I think it’d make for a great blog! With regards to the second one, I think the idea is very interesting but I’m worried that it might lead to some privacy issues.

  •   Jona Jaupi // Sep 16th 2014 at 3:47 pm

    Molly, the thought occurred to me, but I would only use the names of the students who give me perspective on the issues. Anyone who is a victim of any of these problems would remain anonymous, unless they were willing to be named.

  •   VHaller // Sep 17th 2014 at 9:27 am

    I agree that privacy may be an issue on mental health blog, but I do appreciate that it would address a serious social issue. I like my students to take on challenges. That being said, I also think the arts idea is good because it will allow you to write about a world that some people might not know about. For me, I’d like to understand a bit more about how these events are different than the usual gallery opening or fashion show. Would it be a guide for people who are interested in exploring this world? Would it include listings of upcoming events?

  •   JUAN RAMIREZ // Sep 17th 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Love the second pitch. Mental health issues among college students is definitely an under-reported topic.