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Archive for May, 2009

On NYC Panel Tonight: Brave New World of Media, Journalism

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

So yesterday I watched my daughter Emily’s graduation from The Journalism School at Columbia University. Tonight I am on a panel here in New York City to help freelancers understand their future and the future of journalism. Here is more information:
May 21, 2009
Brave New World of Media and Journalism
Struggling for a foothold in today’s [...]

Earth to Newspapers: Use Smart Phone Readable Barcodes

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

I can’t help myself, I see new amazing use of technologies everyday and imagine how they will change everything. More than two years ago I first used my GPS and I saw the end of news advertising. Most recently a colleague pulled out his Google Phone and put it on the desk near my laptop [...]

My Backyard Hawk, National Geographic on a Budget

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

I must tell you this citizen media stuff is a blast. I have been shooting a Red shouldered hawk with her three eyas — until yesterday I thought there were only two. Last night the mom flew off the nest and I do believe raided a blackbird nest. This did not make the blackbirds very [...]

Wanted: Environmental Journalist to Discuss New Concept

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

So I am sitting in my backyard in Marietta, Georgia with my new spotting scope honed into the nest of a pair of Red-shouldered hawks. There are at least two baby hawks in the nest. I see what looks like fur covered golf balls with beaks occasionally pop up their heads, mostly for raw flesh [...]

Supreme Court Justice Souter’s N.H. House vs. My N.H. House

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

So the year was 1992, my wife and I had always wanted to buy a farmhouse in New Hampshire. But alas the prices were always too high, then a great recession hit New England and the prices dropped just enough that we could afford our retirement house. We bought the red house below; back then [...]