"I still want to be a journalist because I'm stubborn," says recent j-school grad

Village Voice
Sonja Sharp, 23, was paralyzed at eight and told she'd never walk again, "so you can doom-and-gloom until you're blue in the face, and I'll yawn." Sharp, who is walking, tells Michael Ventura: "I decided when I was nine -- and in a wheelchair -- that I would write. I still want to be a journalist because I'm stubborn, and dropping in on total strangers and having them open their lives to you is addictive, and I'm not a 'just say no' person."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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