My Parting Advice: Start a Blog

Before our blog gets “put on ice” now that the semester is ending, I’d like to offer some parting advice. Perhaps to no surprise, I strongly recommend that each of you start your own blog.

Submitted by Patrick Phillips on Thu, 05/10/2007 - 7:23pm.

Guns, Hoes ... and Potting Soil

The debut issue of Garden & Gun, “a glossy new lifestyle magazine from Charleston, S.C.,” faced a shaky start when it hit newsstands earlier this month, just days before the shootings at Virginia Tech.

Submitted by Whitney M Dipollina on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 1:23pm.

Citizen Journalism: Online Fascism?

As much as I hate to imagine Jay Rosen giving speeches from the balcony in the J-Dept, maybe I don't have a choice. After all, isn't he citizen journalism's de facto leader?

Submitted by John Lichman on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 12:46pm.

Urban Neighborhoods Welcome the Blogosphere

According to an article in the New York Times, gentrification and urban neighborhood blogs are proving to be a rather dynamic duo.

Submitted by Whitney M Dipollina on Mon, 04/30/2007 - 12:36pm.

In Case You Don't Have Enough Vice in Your Life

I have to hand it to Vice TV. While we agree that most print media have a hard time making the dive into digital, Vice Magazine kind of nails it.

Submitted by Sarah Herse on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 10:10pm.

Blog Away ... Just Don't Lie

Anonymous blogs only stay anonymous for so long. For the past year, Socialite Rank has been detailing the attire and actions of socialites in order to determine their popularity standings.

Submitted by Bianca Posterli on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 10:09pm.

It's Not All About Naked Women

Africa is not a country, it’s a continent. If you already knew that then give yourself a big round of applause because in the United States you are probably in the minority.

Submitted by Connie Kargbo on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 9:26pm.

Newspapers Will Die, Not Magazines

Over the past few months, we've talked extensively about digital media taking over traditional media. But while I certainly agree that digital media will replace newspapers eventually, I’m not so convinced that it will replace magazines.

Submitted by Kristen OGorman on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 10:28am.

Sony Uses Decapitated Goat to Promote Video Game

As if video games didn't attract enough attention as a possible source of violence for the incident at Virginia Tech, Sony decapitated a live goat (head still dangling) and encouraged guests to reach into the innards of the animal and eat its warm offals.

Submitted by melissah on Sun, 04/29/2007 - 12:11am.

Google Gets a Little Bigger

Google announced on their blog last week a new "online home" for their Authors@Google chats, where they talk to authors of recently released books about their work.

Submitted by Ben Parsons on Sat, 04/28/2007 - 8:18pm.

Donald Is Obsessed with Rosie

Rosie O'Donnell announced earlier this week that she was leaving "The View" in June because of conflicts with renewing her schedule. Donald Trump said no way, Rosie was fired and it was solely because of him.

Submitted by Andrea Feczko on Sat, 04/28/2007 - 2:35pm.

KCAA-AM Continues Running Don Imus

KCAA-AM might have the greatest "dumb luck'"in radio right now. After CBS fired Don Imus on April 12, this small talk radio station, out of San Bernardino, Calif., continued running reruns of “Imus in the Mornings” in its 6 a.m.-9 a.m. time slot.

Submitted by Cristina Gonzalez on Thu, 04/26/2007 - 3:48pm.

Atoosa Rubenstein vs. the 'Toos

Teen queen Atoosa Rubenstein, the former editor in chief of Seventeen, gave a surprise interview with our Digital Journalism class this week.

Submitted by Katy Donoghue on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 6:29pm.

Catfights in The Swamp

One of my favorite guest speakers and the Queen of Snark herself, Miss Ana Marie Cox of Swampland/Wonkette fame, is caught in battle of wits with Nation columnist Eric Alterman over's inability to cater to the liberal market.

Submitted by e banks on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 2:20pm.

Cognitive Dissonance at Reuters

Charles Johnson over at Little Green Footballs brings us this gem today. Not terribly outrageous or controversial until one reads the caption.

Submitted by Derick Vollrath on Tue, 04/24/2007 - 2:06pm.

The Optimists Are at the Dailies

AM New York online editor Diane Goldie is gutting the paper's website, merging it with print content, and making every editor responsible for managing web material. Her goal: "Make it seamless. We want to push people back and forth from the web to the paper."

Submitted by Jonas Pelli on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 9:59am.

VT Students Turn to Facebook

When hospitals, police officers and school officials—even traditional media outlets—failed to get the word out, Facebook became the go-to source for information on missing students at Virginia Tech.

Submitted by Xana on Mon, 04/23/2007 - 6:12am.

PBS to Explore Coverage of Ramp-Up to Iraq War

Next Wednesday PBS is planning to air a special on the media’s performance during the run up to the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq, and if this Editor & Publisher article is any indication, the portrayal will be far from positive.

Submitted by Derick Vollrath on Sat, 04/21/2007 - 6:30pm.

Sanjaya Is The New American Idol

Sanjaya Malaker is out of the running for the TV "American Idol" title, but he is most definitely not out of the public's hearts.

Submitted by Andrea Feczko on Sat, 04/21/2007 - 11:33am.

VA Tech Tragedy Spells Top Dollar for News Organizations

The blogosphere is in uproar calling it “tasteless,” “crude,” even “creepy.”

Submitted by Connie Kargbo on Fri, 04/20/2007 - 8:16pm.


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