“It’s hard to not feel like a big dork when you’re being watched by a complete stranger.”

“It’s hard to not feel like a big dork when you’re being watched by a complete stranger.”
A University of Colorado student journalist tries out for Survivor 2 and discovers it’s a good idea to do your homework before showing up for auditions.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 37, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.