Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Has Journalism Been Hit With an Ugly Stick?

Ugly_StickJournalists are trained to be objective – trained to report on the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, when it comes to our own profession, we often find it difficult to see anything but the good.

 The truth is that there are many ugly aspects of the job, and as this industry continues to change rapidly, many ugly trends have evolved. Continue reading


October 6, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Journalism, Teaching | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating Neighbors: A Country Girl with a Giving Nature

celebratePublished in the 9/30/09 issue of the Suburban Journals
Part of the “Celebrate Your Neighbor” Award Series

A Country Girl With a Giving Nature

As a wife, mother of two, and full-time caregiver for her parents, Angela Creed might seem to have barely enough time to maintain her own rigorous schedule. Yet, according to her Columbia neighbor Mary Beth Kirkpatrick, Creed makes time to give more of herself to neighbors, community organizations, local schools, and most importantly, those in need. Continue reading

October 6, 2009 Posted by | Feature Stories, Newspaper Writing, Sample Work | , , , , | 4 Comments