Monthly Archives: October 2010

How not to get a job

Some of you attended the Brown Bag the J-School’s student recruitment and outreach committee held early this month. If you missed it and you’re starting to scan the landscape for internship and job possibilities, you might want to read this … Continue reading

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Who are you in words?

Tomorrow in class, we’ll talk about some of the work that was done over the weekend. Once again, the subject of voice (and I don’t mean passive versus active) will come up. We’ve talked about how describing (showing versus telling) … Continue reading

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An extraordinary weekend

Josh Barone and Eve Edelheit drew a big shout-out from design dude Charles Apple on his blog Sunday. Great photo + lovely design = journalism at its best. Congratulations to everyone involved. I want to add my own shout-outs to … Continue reading

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Hey, you ink-stained wretches…

I had a good laugh over my cereal bowl this morning reading this classic piece of parachute journalism from the New York Times about Missouri’s victory over Oklahoma this weekend. (Did Pete just call Missouri a speed bump? I believe … Continue reading

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Check this list

Joy Mayer talked about West Seattle Blog and Front Porch Forum today. Have a look at both of them for ideas and to get a sense of why these projects are so successful. She also talked about TBD today, and … Continue reading

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No comment

The Portland (Maine) Press Herald has shut down the comments on stories on the three websites it operates. As the Press Herald’s publisher explained it, the conversation had become uncivil, abusive and hurtful to readers and sources. He also said … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

On Thursday, Joy Mayer will engage us on the subject of engagement. Yes, I realize this is a bit like a conversation about conversation. But it’s different. Joy is doing some research at the Reynolds Journalism Institute this year on … Continue reading

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The picture just starts to tell the story

Mike Jenner talked today about how the Californian handled the huge response it received to the photograph and story it published on its front page of dead pets in barrels. You saw that the paper published many of the reponses, … Continue reading

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News as a conversation

Repeat to yourself three times: A story is just the starting point of a conversation with readers. The “reporting from a lofty place” days are over. But some habits are hard to shake. So how have news organizations reinvented themselves … Continue reading

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How about some ethical guidelines, eh?

Tuesday’s discussion about the New Haven Independent’s reporting of the Annie Le case raised a number of complex issues about the use of social media in reporting. Tomorrow, Jake Sherlock will push that conversation forward with some discussion of how … Continue reading

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