Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The Ability to Write
The Ability to Write is a gift, whether it be journalism, song writing, film writing etc. You must be able to captivate your readers & hold their attention. This Young Lady harnesses those skills. I'm quite impressed with all she's accomplished so far, sky's truly the limit for her. She should be an example for all women especial here in Baltimore, you can possess Style, Sex Appeal & all the other qualities men go crazy over. But it's the intellect that wins us over every time. It's people like this that makes me proud to be from Baltimore, with all the negative press we get in our City, it's good to find a bright spot here. With all the hard work she's puts in, I think if safe to say we'll be reading some good books by JO Writer sooner than we think.
Here's some Companies that has published some of JO Writer's work:
Jennifer Ogunsola is an up and coming journalist on a mission to make a name for herself in the literary world. She grew up in Baltimore, MD, and has also lived in Philadelphia, PA and New York City. Jennifer graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. She holds a M.A. in Publications Design with an emphasis in Writing from the University of Baltimore (May 2009). During her time in undergraduate and graduate school, she completed internships at Radio One Inc., Black Entertainment Television Networks (BET), and TRACE magazine. When Jennifer started college she was more interested in producing than writing, however after writing two shows for BET things began to change. It was during the summer of 2004, while interning with BET, that she realized that her love for writing could manifest into a fulfilling career. In August 2004, the senior show writer for 106 & Park told Jennifer that her writing was extremely impressive, and encouraged her to seriously consider writing as a career. Two months later, in the fall of 2004, she published her first editorial piece in the Temple News Newspaper. Since then, Jennifer's love and dedication to writing has been very rewarding and her appreciation for writing has expanded tremendously.
Jennifer has written for BET, a national and international cable television network. Her editorial work, which focuses on fashion, health, politics, and lifestyle and culture, has appeared in TRACE, Avenue Report, and B magazines. Jennifer has written on behalf of the Mayor of Baltimore City during her time as Communications and Public Relations Associate at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. Writing is Jennifer's passion; however, there are no limits to her talents and skills. She has done production work with Radio One, Inc., producing a talk radio show on 1010 AM- WOLB that focused on entertainment, politics, and youth empowerment. At BET, she worked on three prominent TV shows, The Center, 106 & Park, and Dr. Bobby Jones Gospel. Jennifer also worked on the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards. The BET Network reaches more than 87 million households according to Nielsen media research, and can been seen in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Jennifer has also done communications consultant work for OmniBlue Marketing. Here she developed a college representative program and has written for their monthly newsletters.
Jennifer is an active member in journalistic organizations that helps her keep abreast of what's important and what's on the horizon in journalism, as well as aiding her in enhancing her journalistic style. Several of these organizations include: the International Radio and Television Society, the National Association of Black Journalists and Society of Professional Journalists.
Jennifer works as the editorial assistant for Avenue Report Magazine, produces a show on 1010 AM- WOLB, a Radio One station, and is currently working on her first book.
I WOULD LIKE TO END THIS BLOG WITH A FEW QUOTES:
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them".
"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make".
"And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt".
"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it".
"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium".