The Cultural Columnist

An analytical perspective to the news and experiences of the everyday

About the Writer: Kimberly Avalos

Kimberly Avalos started this blog as a freshman at St. John’s University but is currently about to begin the Master of Arts program at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She does not aspire to be a mere reporter, but was driven by the ideals of NYU’s program in Cultural Reporting and Criticism at the creation of this blog.

Essentially, she is driven by an edifying approach to journalism that align with her ideals to escape ignorance and her passion for learning and comprehension. Rather than merely documenting news events, she strives to better grasp the complicated reality that frames their occurrence. This field promotes analysis for writers, like Kimberly, who have a passion to understand connections between news events and their context.

She hopes to practice and exercise these skills through this blog.

In view of the paradigm shift toward a modern, digital platform, Kimberly is pursuing a graduate education to learn the marketable skills that would allow her to work in the profession: multimedia storytelling, how to build web audiences, the business of media, etc. It is only with these skills that she can continue to foster deeper relationships with her audience in an effort to illuminate the world by telling the stories that construct reality.

Kim’s inspiration is her extremely intelligent and intuitive mother, whom she considers her hero and from whom she learned the importance of humility, acceptance and learning. She also finds inspiration in her youngest 9-year-old sister, who embodies absolute bliss, optimism, and love.


2 comments on “About the Writer: Kimberly Avalos

  1. lilypetal91
    December 15, 2012

    Your writing is incredible. Glad to have stumbled upon you. Lily

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

April 2018
« Jul    


Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 106 other followers


Some Thoughts About Popular Culture

Book Lugambo

Because sometimes I read a book, and I want to tell somebody about it.

Critical Eye

The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks. -- Christopher Hitchens, Letter to a Young Contrarian

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

The Epsilon IV Project

the name is arbitrary


The Website of Jason Leslie Rogers


A topnotch site

True Satisfaction

Daily Thoughts of Christian Hedonists

The Daily Jorge

Hella Everything.


Ramblings about: Life and style. Family. Love. Parenting


Essays From the Cougar Den

Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind

"Not all who wander are aimless, especially those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image" (M.L.S., 2003).


A great site

Good. Wholesome. Fun.

If it's good, wholesome, and fun, it's here. A blog by L. Palmer.


Sudden, unexplained, unattended death and a families search for answers

my body my obsession

These are the insecure thoughts, the secret desires, naughty fantasies, and real life personal bloopers of a once smokin' hot girl turned saggy mommy.

%d bloggers like this: