Plagiarism, Parenting and the great David Broder

Some  updates:

*  Poynter: Are there ways for academics and newsrooms to collaborate on newsroom standards?

*  Daily Hampshire Gazette: Parenting in a new media world.

And, in case you missed it, there were many great tributes after the death of former Washington Post columnist David Broder, including a couple from some friends:

Charles Babington

*  Dan Balz:  David Broder’s remarkable life and career

*  Mark Stencel:  Broder’s Shift Key:  An Unlikely Online Makeover

Also, Mark passed along one of the great quotes from Broder:

“I would like to see us say — over and over, until the point has been
made — that the newspaper that drops on your doorstep is a partial,
hasty, incomplete, inevitably somewhat flawed and inaccurate rendering
of some of the things we have heard about in the past 24 hours —
distorted, despite our best efforts to eliminate gross bias, by the
very process of compression that makes it possible for you to lift it
from your doorstep and read it in about an hour. If we labeled the
product accurately, then we could immediately add: But it’s the best
we could do under the circumstances, and we will be back tomorrow with
a corrected and updated version.”

Indeed.

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About journalismprof

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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