Monthly Archives: January 2009

Point Park students covering the Super Bowl, part 2

Be sure to use this link to track the various stories and interviews that two Point Park broadcast journalism students are getting in Tampa, site of Super Bowl XLIII. You’ll want to click on the video icons at the center … Continue reading

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Good luck

White House lawyers say they are looking into ways to control the commercial use of President Obama’s image. Good luck. Here’s the problem — marketing then-candidate Obama was part and parcel of the campaign to get him elected. (Consider the … Continue reading

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Prove how valuable you are…everyday…in writing…or else

Check out what the South Bend Tribune management is asking its employees to do…each day. Am I the only one who thinks that this “daily memo” is a perfect opportunity to set one employee against another, to see whose working … Continue reading

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The 14-time mom

I’ve been troubled by the tone and types of stories surrounding the California woman who gave birth to 8 children earlier this week. To help you understand my concerns, consider this — as my family and I dug out from … Continue reading

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The new head of the RNC…

…is a pioneer of sorts. Never before has the party selected an African-American to its top spot. Here is Michael Steele’s biography.

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If you want your DTV…you’ve got until June

President Obama will sign a DTV-deadline extension bill, meaning that the television industry, consumers and everyone else has until June 12 before the long-awaited transition becomes official. I’ve said enough on this matter — a delay is a bad idea. … Continue reading

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Two of my students are in Tampa for the Super Bowl

Kudos to Justin LaBar and Josh Frketic. These two fantastic students hatched an idea about 10 days ago to go to the Super Bowl and cover what was happening. Their stories — shot throughout the weekend — will be available … Continue reading

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