Klein Camp 2019 at Temple University

It’s been 11 years of Klein Camp (or the old name Barcamp News Innovation) at the Klein School of Journalism at Temple University. I’ve been going for most of them.

Even though I’ve “escaped” journalism back in the late, ’00s I love to keep a thumb on what’s going on in the industry, especially during the Trump era.

Chris Wink and the team puts on a great event.

This year was a little smaller than other years. All the rooms are on the 3rd floor and their is only 3 being used. But even with that, the content is great.

Michael Shmerconish was the lunch keynote speaker.

If you are in journalism, recovering, or just curious, check out this event next year.


Tour de Cure Philadelphia 2016 – Fighting For A Cure To Diabetes – Recap

Tour de Cure - American Diabetes Association 2016 Ride Philadelphia - recap

Saturday I was honored to be able to participate in the 25th Annual Tour de Cure, Philly edition. The event took place at Temple University’s Ambler campus and the turnout was fantastic.

Originally I was aiming to do the longer 35 mile ride, which would go from Ambler to Doylestown and back. But since I didn’t get any training in this year, I opted for the 12 mile ride. And though I finished 2nd, after a rider bolted around me at the last minute, it was a challenging course (the rider and I had a fun little competition going). The 12 mile ride took us around Ambler and it definitely wasn’t flat.


Toward the end I felt like I was in National Lampoon’s European Vacation, because the route kept zigzagging Susquehanna Road.

There were three other options for rides. A full century (100 miles), a metric century (63 miles), the 35 mile ride, the 12 mile ride that I did, and a 3 mile family ride.

All-in-all, it was a great experience. I raised more than $600 for the American Diabetes Association’s quest to cure diabetes. Thank you all who donated. I plan on participating again next year. I’d like to form a team again, this time with more than just me. If your interested hit me up. For more information about the Tour de Cure check out the website. It’s a great cause and a lot of fun.