Hey newsies! Just wanted to introduce myself. I’m nicolejb, but you can call me Nicole! I’m the new Community Moderator of the News Community. Think of me as the Ron Burgundy of the Vingle news community.
Just a little bit about me. I went to school for journalism, so I really enjoy newsie stuff. I’m a big fan of the New York Times, watch way too many documentaries, and spend a bit too much reading articles on the inter-webs.
But mostly I love to have thoughtful conversations about current events and issues.
So, uh, what is news even?
Well, truthfully I’m trying to figure that out myself. Even after going to school for it (I promise I didn’t fall asleep in class). But here’s the best way I can put it.
Hence the term New. Anything that is relevant in a timely manner. The release of the new iPhone is out today? That’s news ya'll
The story has a great amount of significance or importance. I write about my cats? No one wants to know that. A story Martha Stewart’s spoiled cats? Everybody wants to know that ish!
3. Conflict / Controversy
Gun control. Police Violence. This is some of my favorite stuff. Because it means we get to chat about it. (in a respectful way, duh)
If you are new to Vingle or part of the News community (or even if you aren’t new and just wanna chat) feel free to shoot me a message or tag me in some comments. I’m a pretty likable person and we are all pretty agreeable here!
Also, any and all Anchorman quotes and references are welcome. Though news is very serious, I like to keep things light and fun most of the time.