About the Journalist
Rima Chaddha Mycynek is a writer, reporter, editor, photographer, videographer, former talk show host, and all-around journalism nerd. She most recently taught Multimedia Journalism (JO 540) at Boston University as an adjunct in 2008/2009, before leaving Boston to assist with the family business.
Prior to this, Mycynek worked as a multimedia producer for the PBS science series NOVA and NOVA scienceNOW (2006-2008), where her responsibilities included creating interactive audiovisual features for each episode’s companion site, as well as conducting interviews with experts and researching topics on the cutting edge of science. As such, she now has her own entry on IMDb.
Mycynek’s background is in print, broadcast, and particularly multimedia journalism. While an undergraduate (2004) and then graduate student (2006) at the University of Mississippi, she served as assistant editor (2003-05) and senior editor (2005-06) for Dr. Samir Husni’s Guide to New Consumer Magazines. During that time, she also freelanced for such publications as the Commercial Appeal, Conceive Magazine, and Mental_Floss. While obtaining her graduate degree, Mycynek was also an assignment desk editor at the university’s multi-million-dollar converged news center. Her experiences at the center inspired her masters thesis, which covered the perks, pitfalls, and perils of convergence in student-run, small-market, and large-market media agencies.
News-Geek.com is Mycynek’s personal and professional blog where she posts examples of her work, interviews, articles, and general commentary from her perspective as a media junkie. She hopes that you enjoy it!
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A note from the News-Geek: I’d like to give special thanks to the two great artists who have offered server space for my internet endeavors. To my dear friends, Tom and Chris, I really appreciate your help. I would also like to thank my friends, my husband Steve, and my family for always supporting my work. You constantly inspire me to see fun–not fear–in new challenges and adventures.
Mycynek goes Skydiving at 14,000 ft – August 2008
(See the YouTube video here.)