EP 4: Jordan Brown's Path to Journalism

In this episode, Taylor engages in a heartfelt conversation with her sister, Jordan Brown, a graduate student in journalism, as they task about Jordan’s inspiring journey from aspiring basketball player to discovering her true passion in storytelling. From sharing experiences as a student in the vibrant city of New York and her involvement with NABJ, Jordan reflects on the pivotal moments that shaped her career path. The conversation dives into Jordan’s unique approach to staying connected with sports through capturing basketball games via photography. Together, they talk about the significance of family support, women’s basketball, and Jordan’s insightful advice for journalists and individuals navigating their own paths.

Journeying to New York City: Jordan’s Experience

Jordan, an NYU journalism student, talks about her experiences adjusting to life in New York City and getting through her first graduate semester. She gives insight into the difficulties and rewards of pursuing a journalism profession in a busy metropolis like New York by reflecting on her wide range of classes, which include writing and reporting workshops, photojournalism, and First Amendment law and ethics.

Highlight of the Day: Meeting A’ja Wilson

Jordan’s experience of going to a book signing by professional basketball star A’ja Wilson is one of the episode’s highlights. As she talks about seeing her idol in person, her excitement for the event and respect for Wilson’s accomplishments.

Covering a Wide Range of Topics

As the talk progresses, Taylor and Jordan cover a wide range of topics such as how Jordan’s career decisions, her family, her involvement in organizations like the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), and her enthusiasm for women’s basketball, especially the WNBA. The conversation focuses on a combination of career insights, personal stories, and commentary about sports.

Concluding Remarks: WNBA Matches & Alumni Honors

The episode finishes with a discussion of upcoming WNBA season, and the importance of alumni dedications (Bishop McNamara High School) in high school basketball. The episode ends on a positive note thanks to Taylor and Jordan’s sincere connection and mutual love of the game.

Key Takeaways

  • Embracing Individual Paths: Recognize that everyone’s journey is unique, and it’s okay not to have everything figured out. Jordan’s story showcases the importance of embracing one’s own path and navigating life’s uncertainties with resilience and determination.
  • Navigating the NYC Journalism Scene: Gain an understanding of the unique landscape of journalism in New York City, including the opportunities and obstacles faced by aspiring journalists.
  • Intersection of Passion and Professionalism: Explore how Jordan’s passion for women’s basketball intersects with her professional pursuits, showcasing the importance of pursuing one’s interests in career development.
  • Community Engagement and Networking: Discover the significance of involvement in organizations like the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) for networking, community engagement, and professional growth in the journalism industry.
  • Family Bonding Through Basketball: Experience the warmth and connection between Taylor and Jordan as they share their mutual love for the WNBA, highlighting how sports can strengthen family bonds and create shared memories.

EP 4: Jordan Brown’s Path to Journalism

In this episode, Taylor talks with her sister Jordan, a journalism student, about her journey from basketball player to storyteller, reflecting on pivotal moments, sports photography, and offering advice for journalists and those finding their paths.

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EP 3: Building Communities and Inspiring Stories: A Conversation with Chris Campagna

In this episode, former professional basketball player Asia Logan shares her inspiring journey from playing professional basketball overseas to becoming a police officer. She shares her transition into law enforcement and the valuable lessons learned along the way. From early childhood memories of shooting hoops with her dad to dominating on the court in college and abroad, Asia’s story is one of resilience, determination, and a passion for helping others.

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