Lia’s Spring Quarter Journalism Residency placement

After weeks of anticipation, the envelope is in.

I will be spending next quarter at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!

I will be reporting, working on multimedia projects and maybe doing some other odds and ends from late March until mid-June.

If you live in the South Florida area or know of anyone who does, contact me and recommend fun things to do in the area, things I should know before I go and possibly ideas for housing.

Some Fort Lauderdale facts from Wikipedia:

  • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s main office is on Las Olas Boulevard, which includes great shopping, restaurants and a riverwalk (see pictures below)

  • Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of its canal system.
  • Average high temperatures in April, May and June are in the upper 80s, and average low temperatures are in the low 70s.
  • The area used to be known as a “Spring Break mecca” for college students, but since the 1980s, the city has discouraged college students from spending their breaks there. In 1985, an estimated 350,000 college students went to Fort Lauderdale for Spring Break; in 2006, the number was 10,000.
  • Fort Lauderdale is about 40 minutes from Miami, three and a half hours from Orlando and four hours from Tampa.

It’s time to pack up my sandals, buy some SPF 30 sunscreen, memorize the map of south Florida and prepare for a wonderful opportunity at a great newspaper in a great city.


3 thoughts on “Lia’s Spring Quarter Journalism Residency placement

  1. Yay for Florida!!! Congrats I hope you enjoy the really warm weather and the greenness of the south, while I get to enjoy the grayness of the midwest for a few extra months :-). Oooo well, you are going to have loads of fun, and if you don’t believe me on the multitude of things that there are to do in that area, you should ask someone like Perry or Allison.

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