Monthly Archives: July 2011

Who is Frank Michael Russell, and what makes him tick?

What do you know about Frank Russell? This is what he looks like: But who is he? And where have you seen him before? Guess what? Tomorrow in class, you will interview Frank. You are looking for the gold nugget … Continue reading

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What’s your function?

If you’re like me, your sense of what journalism is — and what your role as a journalist is — has changed since you decided to pursue a degree in it. And honestly, your sense of journalism ought to remain … Continue reading

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It could happen to you!

So, did you hear the one about the college student at the University of Washington who got a bright idea? He developed it: an interview recording and indexing app for the Ipad. It’s called SoundNote, and it became so popular, … Continue reading

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Tweet this

Social media are a virtual gold mine for journalists. Let us count the ways. Now that you have read that post on Mashable, you should have a lot to say to Jake Sherlock tomorrow in class when he comes to … Continue reading

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Interviewing on the fly

Remember the other day when I said that people who are interviewed by reporters a lot say they have two pet peeves about Missourian and Vox reporters? I told you what their #1 complaint was: that student journalists often don’t … Continue reading

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