A Word from the Publisher: 2014 Edition

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hello everyone! First of all, I want to say “Thank You!” for making 2013 a terrific year.  Your support means the world to me. I also want to give a special shout out to all of my interviewees! I am very thankful that you took time out of your busy schedules […]

A Tribute to Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the most inspirational world leaders has passed away. Last night, multiple news outlets ranging from NBC and the BBC to ESPN and Entertainment Weekly reported that former (and first black) South African President and humanitarian Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. For a majority of his life, […]

Jacob At 25: A Reflection

By: Jacob Elyachar I have reached a huge milestone in my life…turning 25-years-old! Throughout the past 24 years, I have made outstanding memories that have carried me to where I am today. Getting My Eagle: From 1993 to 2007, I went on an impeccable adventure with Cub Scouts Pack #3321 and Boy Scouts of America […]

A Tribute to Helen Thomas (1920-2013)

By: Jacob Elyachar The world of journalism has lost a true pioneer! Multiple outlets including ABC News, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN and the Hollywood Reporter have reported the death of former White House correspondent Helen Thomas. Ms. Thomas was born to Lebanese immigrants on August 4, 1920 in Winchester, Kentucky. As she moved with her […]

A Word from the Publisher

Hello readers! I want to wish each and every one of you a very belated Happy New Year! As many of you have noticed, I have not been posting on my jacobelyacharjournalist.com page in the past couple of days and posting on this brand new website that you are currently looking at right now. I […]

Jacob at 24: A Reflection

By: Jacob Elyachar Another year of my life has flown by and I am very blessed of the opportunities I had while I was 23-years-old. As I prepped for writing this article, I looked back into all the opportunities that I had while I was 23 and I made a small greatest hits list for […]

Jacobelyacharjournalist.com celebrates its one-year anniversary!

By: Jacob Elyachar This month, I am celebrating my one-year anniversary on the blogosphere. When I started this blog a year ago, I just moved home to Kansas City after spending four incredible years at the University of Colorado at Boulder and I was searching for a full-time job in the journalism world.   While I […]

Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado

By: Jacob Elyachar When I woke up this morning around 6:45 a.m., I headed to my Facebook news feed just like I do every morning.  What I saw there was pretty alarming; a majority of my friends and former colleagues in the Colorado media were talking about the nightmare that unraveled at a movie theatre […]

9-11: Ten Years Later…A Reflection

This blog post is a personal reflection. Ten years ago…the world as we knew it changed forever.  Terrorists set out to destroy the American Way of Life by using our own inventions against us.   They first crashed two jets into World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and we all saw in horror as they collapsed.   […]

Jacob at 23: A Reflection

On September 3, 2011, I will turn 23 years old!  Holy smokes!  I still remember having my Bar Mitzvah Weekend from August 31 to September 2, 2001, which was 10 years ago! It feels like a lifetime ago!  The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers was not destroyed, Apple would launch the first generation iPod in […]

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