Monthly Archives: April 2006

More BEA

Earlier today I also took part in a panel that looked at how we as educators can do a more effective job of grading broadcast news stories. Last year, I moderated an excellent panel that examined how broadcast journalism educators … Continue reading

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A great conversation

I promised an update on the blog panel taking place at the BEA convention. John Dailey from Ball State University and Dennis Denleavy from Southern Oregon University joined me as panelists. We examined multiple ways in which teachers can use … Continue reading

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Do bloggers want to do the dirty work?

Jonathan Last, in this Philly Inquirer piece, argues that while blogs are good for instantaneous feedback and commentary, the heavy-lifting so critical to journalism is not often enough demonstrated by bloggers. ………….. Serious bloggers might take offense to some of … Continue reading

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Support for the CIA "leaker"

A second-day story from The New York Times that adds life to the so-called CIA leaker.

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Blogs in education

The annual Broadcast Education Association national convention begins in a few days, and as usual the three-day session offers plenty of interesting and informative topics, research papers, and ideas for journalism educators to share. This year I am very interested … Continue reading

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CIA agent dismissed for leaks to the press

The latest indication that the Bush administration is again vigilant in going after those who assist the media in revelaing U.S. secrets. This story from the New York Times is among many that are discussing this topic today.

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The political season and the Web

Kudos to a local television station — WTAE, an ABC affiliate, for its planned aggressive coverage on both television and the Web of the 2006 elections season. Editorial comment — the young woman leading the Web coverage, Ashley DiParlo, is … Continue reading

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