News or Entertainment?

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Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and has been working to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed three courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. The courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He is also working with students on developing amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He also edits part-time for espn.com with the NFL and college football network.
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2 Responses to News or Entertainment?

  1. Jeff says:

    Satire.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love ‘The Daily Show,” but the way Stewart picks, chooses and crops his source material to carefully construct a knock-out blow of a point is something no journalist would ever be able to do.

    The way Stewart retracts into “Hey, man, I’m just a comedian here” mode after an attack also strikes me as somewhat disingenous. If so, “Hey, man, you’re not being very funny right now!” so maybe he’s as guilty as those he’s attacking?

  2. By “News or Entertainment” do you mean Jon Stewart or Rick Santelli?

    As out of touch as mainstream newspapers may be, nobody in the media is hurting America right now more than MSNBC and CNBC. OK, maybe Rush Limbaugh.

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