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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 [...]

Geek Squad Founder: Homes Will Have Many Digital Tablets

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens says anyone contemplating a journalism start-up should think of getting a mobile presence first and then think of a computer application that plays off the app, not the other way around. Indeed, if he were starting the Geek Squad today, it would not be providing support for computers, it would [...]

First Hint: Public Is Ready to Save Journalism

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

On Sunday night at 5 p.m. I was a member of the last of three concurrent panels at the Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Ga. The topic of the panel: The Future of Newspapers.
I anticipated that maybe a couple of dozen people might show up. So I was a bit nonplussed when I came [...]

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 [...]

Two Great Jobs Open at Center for Sustainable Journalism

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The new Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University is pleased to announced two more job openings. One is for a:
Business Development Officer
The Business Development Officer will assist in commercializing sustainable journalism or media enterprises and will advance for-profit and nonprofit efforts aimed at promoting high quality, ethically sound journalism. The BDO will help [...]