Looking to interview someone for college magazine

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Looking to interview someone for college magazine

Hello,

My name is Laura Lundberg. I'm a journalism student at the University of Oregon and I am writing an article for a student produced magazine on campus called Flux Magazine. I'm writing an article about video game addictions and I was wondering if I could interviewa member of this website to get the inside perspective about the addiction. I feel that video game addiction is a problem that has not recieved a lot of awareness until recently and it is one that is extremely hard to deal with. I know a lot of college students, teenagers, and adults deal with video game addiction and I feel that writing an article about the issue will help raise awareness on my campus as well as on a larger scale.

If you would be comfortable speaking with me on the phone or through email, whether it be anonymously, via an alias or under a false name, please send me message: llundber@uoregon.edu

I would also be happy to answer any questions or concerns regarding my article and the publication.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this.

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"I'm a journalism student at

"I'm a journalism student at the University of Oregon... and I feel that writing an article about the issue will help raise awareness on my campus as well as on a larger scale."

Yes, you could interview people here that are already aware that they have a problem. But since you're writing for the campus magazine, it might be more interesting and EFFECTIVE regarding your stated aim to start on campus - place an ad asking for local student video gamers that play 3+ hours at least 4 days a week. Ask them a series of questions. See this link to "A Screening Tool for Excessive Gamers" for ideas for questions you could ask (you might want to edit out a few of them):

http://www.olganon.org/?q=self_tests_on_gaming_addiction

By using that tool you could definitely get enough material to write an article, and just think... it would be anonymous but you could say in your article, "Interviewees are all students at the University of Oregon." That would really make an impression if it was all about students right there on your home turf. And believe me, there are a lot of them!

You could find someone that is a member of OLGA who is a U.S. university student and get the recovering addicted video gamer's perspective, too, but I wouldn't suggest having that be your only perspective...

"A person starts to live when he can live outside himself." Albert Einstein

"You don't get to choose how you are going to die. Or when.
You can only decide how you are going to live. Now." Joan Baez

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You can read my story to

You can read my story to discuss the dangers. I played 40-50 hours a week for almost a decade. I almost lost everything.

Andrew Doan MD PhD

My Videos: Internet gaming disorder is real & my story 

*The views expressed are of the author's and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the U.S. Navy or Department of Defense.

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Thanks mudphud! I'll be sure

Thanks mudphud! I'll be sure to take a look at your story and read it. If I find that your story is useful, would you mind if I use part of it as a quote in my article under your alias of mudphud?

Thanks very much!

Laura