Monthly Archives: August 2008

Media Giraffe Project Looking for Interns

The Media Giraffe Project is looking for students interested in internships or volunteer work in profile writing. The Media Giraffe Project is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research initiative housed with the Journalism program  at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Project … Continue reading

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Dynamic Archives, Deep Stories

Friends, Back in June, I wrote this in an email faculty discussion about the decline of newspapers. >Folks: The big newspapers have a resource they don’t use much or well enough: Their archives. Could they generate some money if they … Continue reading

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Blogs: The new literary journalism?

Hi everyone from bucolic PEI — I was checking my email and came across this link from James McPherson’s Media & Politics blog — passed along from Norm Sims. In the post, McPherson recounts a discussion with Norm at the … Continue reading

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Inside Intelligence

I was scanning a blog called “The Recovering Journalist”  ( when I spotted this bit of intelligence from the Associated Press. I think it’s worth a close read and I’ll be doing just that over the weekend. Enjoy! Dennis V. Here’s … Continue reading

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State of the industry, continued

Lots of stuff out there lately, I’m just catching up now after doing some travelling. and won’t be blogging much for the next couple of weeks I’m on vacation at Prince Edward Island this week and next, but still I’m … Continue reading

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New England News Forum seeks deputy editor

Bill Densmore asked that I post this: The New England News Forum, a grant-funded research project of Prof. Norm Sims, managed by Bill Densmore and Meredith McCulloch, has a work-study position available for a UMass undergraduate journalism student. Work up … Continue reading

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What do we want from this blog? Let’s decide

Friends and colleagues, Let’s discuss an etiquette or style or guidelines or goals for this Profs’ blog that could be condensed into a paragraph or two and posted at the top of the page. What do we want from this? … Continue reading

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