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Critiquing the AJC’s Half True Investigative Story

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Today the Atlanta Journal-Constitution is running my truncated rebuttal aimed at its front page story from Sunday, September 4 headlined, “No recession in college pay.” The online headline was “10% of college staff earning $100k-plus.”
In writing the rebuttal, I used the criteria of the AJC’s PolitiFact column which rates public statements from pants-on-fire lies to [...]

News Superstars Give Reporting Tips at New YouTube Site

Monday, June 29th, 2009

YouTube launches YouTube Reporters’ Center, a new video site where news superstars like Katie Couric provide reporting tips for citizen journalists. Here are just some of the interviewees and their subject matter:

Katie Couric on how to conduct a good interview
Tips from Bob Woodward on Investigative Journalism
Nicholas Kristof on Covering a Global Crisis – …
NPR’s [...]

Poynter Tracking Journalism Transformation Stories

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Having trouble keeping up with all the stories about journalism woes and breakthroughs? Well, the Poynter Institute has found a way to make your life just a little less complicated with its Transformation Tracker Resources by its librarian David Shedden. He is posting story links daily.
I said less complicated, not necessarily less [...]

Google Executive Says Journalism Sites Can Be Smarter

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Embedded in a long interesting tome addressing the future of the internet, Jonathan Rosenberg, senior vice president, for product management at Google, provides excellent advice for journalism sites:
…The experience of consuming news on the web today fails to take full advantage of the power of technology. It doesn’t understand what users want in order [...]

$1.5 Million Center for Sustainable Journalism Explained

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Nikhil Moro conducted an excellent in-depth IM interview with me inquiring about our new Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University which is being funded with $1.5 million by the Harnisch Foundation.
The interview is an excellent way to learn more about the new Center and what our plans for it are.
Moro is chair [...]