Monthly Archives: September 2008

A Student Perspective..

NOTE:  Andy Smith, a junior journalism major, wrote this essay for my Politics, Journalism and the Web class.  I’m posting it here with his permission —  Steve Evolution of Political Journalism Political journalism, like all other types of journalism, is … Continue reading

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The UMass Chaplain, Activism and Obama

So, this story is out there today about a UMass campus chaplain willing to offer two credits for an independent study in the History Department if students were willing to campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Now, I understand … Continue reading

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Free forum next Thurday at MIT on press and presidential campaign

Thursday, Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab 20 Ames St., Cambridge How have American news media responded to this historic presidential campaign? Is it true, as many have suggested, that the influence of newspapers and television has … Continue reading

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Thursday from ONA

Hi everyone — Tina Brown is the keynote speaker and talking about a new Web site (The Daily Beast) that she’s a part of launching. One of the interesting things about this conference every year is the wide swath of … Continue reading

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Hello from ONA

As some of you know, I’m at the annual gathering of the Online News Association from today until Sunday (thanks BJ and Maddy for taking care of my classes!) I’m going to try and blog as much as possible on … Continue reading

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And, We’re Back!

The fall semester kicked into gear today and it’s great to be back talking shop! A couple of reminders: *  The editors at Amherstwire met today and are looking for contributors, so please mention this opportunity to your classes.  The … Continue reading

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