The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Yahoo, CNN, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox News … These are the sources from which you probably read your news each day. One of the things that these news organizations and aggregators have in common is that they get a bulk of their news from The Associated Press,… Continue reading At the AP: Planning the Work
I guess one might call it a liberation of sorts, although in all honesty, the fact that I left Guam on Liberation Day has nothing to do with any sense of freedom I feel right now. I loved working there, and the truth is, freedom can be scary when you have no idea what to… Continue reading Esta, Guam
This was not the way I had intended to make my first trip to Saipan. Saipan, the most developed of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands is still less developed than Guam but has some good hiking, snorkeling, and diving terrain. Yet I didn't see Saipan through a scuba face mask. Instead, I saw… Continue reading Searching for answers in Saipan
As if in response to the depression I expressed in a previous post about the pathetic size of newspapers these days, an article in The Gainesville Sun on the new large-screen Kindle Deluxe that's set to release this summer designed for textbooks and newspapers caught my eye. I'm not one for keeping up with gizmos… Continue reading Can we expect re-Kindled sustenance for papers?
Flickr photo by Matt Callow So everyone's naturally been asking what's different about journalism in India than here in America. Well, for the most part it's the same. There are only some differences I noticed: As I mentioned in an earlier post, there is a clear difference in the way photojournalism is approached. In fact,… Continue reading Black and white and read all over
If there's one thing journalists hate hearing from their sources it's the dreaded "this is off the record," as if that in itself makes the source immune to attacks, questions and criticisms. Some people may think "off the record" comments make the information useless. Not quite. Usually this information at least provides better perspective for… Continue reading Scribbled in the margin: "off the record" information
When I first heard about blogging I was not enthused. So what? Another venue for people to rant about their opinions. As if we don't have enough of those. What was even more annoying was that while I would do background research (Google, duh) on topics for my reporting class, I'd run into a handful… Continue reading Blogrolling: (n) the exchange of ideas through blogging, usually in an effort to gain praise