Jeanita Lyman

Student journalist/editor

Location icon United States of America

I've had a passion for reading, writing, and language in general since an early age and began pursuing journalism in early 2014. Since beginning Skyline's journalism program, I have fine-tuned and honed my writing skills and begun developing multimedia skills to assist with storytelling. As news editor for The Skyline View during the past year, I've learned how to use Adobe InDesign for newspaper layout, to find and assign relevant news stories, and to troubleshoot some common editorial issues. During the 2014 NorCal Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference, I won second place for on-the-spot copy editing. Additionally, the advanced reporting class I took during the fall has provided me with an overview of various journalistic tools and a foundation in multimedia reporting using audio, video, social media, and basic data journalism. I've developed a comfort with researching and writing news stories and am looking forward to opportunities to further enhance my storytelling abilities using different writing styles and various forms of multimedia.

Portfolio

Editing

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Textbook draft

Students can expect to have one less problem to worry about over the next few years. On Oct. 8, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown passed bill "AB 798" to lower the price of online textbooks for students of Community Colleges across California. But how would this affect the people of Skyline College?

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Cheap textbooks on table for those with access

Textbooks are a large part of the cost of a college education, sometimes costing students so much money they have to compromise their schooling. On Oct. 8, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown passed bill "AB 798" to lower the price of online textbooks for students of community colleges across California.

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Planned Parenthood draft

Planned Parenthood is the latest to come under GOP fire. The agency is being used, like Obamacare was last year, as a way to stop government funding and force a government shutdown. The Republicans have long been after the agency for its pro-abortion stance and have sought to close it.

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Planned Parenthood on GOP hitlist

Planned Parenthood is the latest group to come under GOP fire, with efforts being made to defund the organization of federal money. The Republicans have long been after the agency for its pro-abortion stance and have sought to close it. Recently a series on highly inflammatory videos emerged purporting to be from inside Planned Parenthood....

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Concealed carry draft

Senate bill 707 was signed by Governor Jerry brown Saturday October 11, making it illegal to carry a concealed weapon on any college campus or public school in the state, and already it has stirred up supporters on both sides. The second amendment supporters all say that the issue is not the guns...

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State reacts to outbreak of campus violence

Following a surge of campus violence dominating headlines in recent weeks, California is looking to respond to public concern. Senate Bill 707 was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 11, making it illegal to carry a concealed weapon on college campuses and public schools in the state.

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guns draft

Having guns on school campuses in the U.S. is becoming another trend. A devastating, horrific one at that. As a result to these shootings and gun appearances, school districts are now taking more caution by being proactive and installing different types of safety measures. For example, ____ are h...

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Editorial: There are other issues at hand besides guns on campus

Last week, Faisal Mohammad, a UC Merced student, went on a stabbing spree, leaving four students injured and ended with his death after he was gunned down by campus police officers. As a result of violent incidents such as the one at UC Merced, school districts are now taking more caution and installing different types...

Column writing

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The View from Here

There's nothing like telling people you're a journalism student to get a candid glimpse into the public's varied and disjointed perspective of the field. Some people respond with a neutral "That's cool," or a positive "Oh! That's so cool!" However, many have stronger reactions that reveal a generally confused and often antagonistic attitude toward the...

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The View From Here

Bullying is a widespread problem that has often been ridiculed or silenced in the past. This is due in part to its very nature, which silences those affected, making them feel unworthy of help and as if they're to blame. The media's silence on the issue is one hurdle that has been somewhat overcome.

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The View from Here: Google shouldn't be your only friend

The days where we used to sarcastically say, "oh sure, it must be true if you read it on the internet," are long gone. We've quickly shifted to a mindset in which we turn to the internet to ask questions and verify information, and we're not sure of anything until we do.

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The View from Here

Hunter S. Thompson is credited as the father of Gonzo journalism, with contradictory accounts of when he first coined the term. The genre itself is credited for revolutionizing journalism, and was used by Thompson and his contemporaries to find and tell interesting and profound stories from a genuine, personal point of view.

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The View from Here

In the wake of uncertain economic times, millennials have grown up to be warier of capitalism than prior generations. However, having been immersed in capitalism their entire lives, Millennials tend to take out their angst, not through overt, organized revolt, but through their media consumption habits.

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The View From Here: With Jeanita Lyman, editor in chief

What is journalism? What is news? These are the very basic questions we're asked early on in Skyline's journalism program. They're becoming increasingly difficult to answer, but one thing is certain about today's media landscape: There's a lot of crap out there. When it comes to getting our news, we don't know who to trust...

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The View from Here

At the dawn of mass media in America, technology and culture coincided in a way that would change society forever. Technological advances and government fear of the masses combined with the birth of psychology to form the base of modern-day media. Everyone's familiar with the work of Sigmund Freud by now, and mentioning his name...

News and feature writing

San Mateo Daily Journal
09/12/2015
A 'retirement' that mixes politics with pints

Brewers are a passionate bunch, particularly brewery owners. Combining passion with running a business can leave little time for anything else, but Lenny Mendonca, of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, manages to not only juggle his interest in politics with his love of brewing, but to combine them seamlessly.

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Celebrating Italian heritage

When conjuring an image of Queen Isabella of Spain, one wouldn't necessarily picture her riding in an antique Cadillac through the streets of San Francisco. But that's just the image a Redwood City woman will be presenting this Sunday.

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NBC reveals documents showing alcohol charged to San Mateo County Community College District,...

The Skyline View reported on Monday that NBC Bay Area was airing an investigative piece that night centered on San Mateo County Community College District Ron Galatolo. Yesterday, the district issued a statement in response to NBC. NBC's investigation, which started with inquiries into a replica Porsche with district registration parked in an abandoned building...

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NBC investigates San Mateo County Community College District chancellor

NBC Bay Area will be airing an investigation tonight at 11 p.m., suspecting San Mateo County Community College District Chancellor Ron Galatolo of using school funds for inappropriate expenses. Galatolo oversees operations at Skyline College and its sister schools, CaƱada College and College of San Mateo.

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Metric shares wisdom in 'Pagans in Vegas'

Many artists, especially those with a cult following, suffer a backlash from fans as their name gets bigger and their work evolves. Metric is no exception. Their harsher, grittier, less ambient days are over and their work has become more appealing to the masses with each album.

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County adopts new election practice

Local residents are participating in a new effort to make the upcoming local election more convenient and productive. This year, San Mateo County has become the largest county in the state to hold an election using mail-in ballots only. Although voters will still have the option of dropping off their ballots at 32 polling places...

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School board candidates gear up for election

This November's local election will provide some fresh blood to the school district board. With one board member stepping down, numerous new candidates, including a Skyline alumnus, have entered the race in an effort to fill her seat. The current incumbents are David Mandelkern, Karen Schwartz and Patricia Miljanich.

Training

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Interviews and quotes

Interviews and quotes When conducting interviews: Avoid close-ended questions, and take it a step further. Structure your questions in a way that forces your source to give an in depth response. Look for cues for follow up questions. People often give verbal hints when they either want to t...

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