Category Archives: newspapers

Carnival of Journalism: Don’t Forget to Watch the Sun Rise

When David Cohn posted the latest topic for the Carnival of Journalism, I messaged him and said “interesting topic.” His reply:  “Think it cuts too deep?” Indeed. What this topic requires is a certain amount of honest self-examination, a trait … Continue reading

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Jarvis on the Future of the Journalism Business

I would add more to this post from Jeff Jarvis:  Hard economic lessons for news, but he does a pretty good job of summing up the state of the journalism business, so I won’t! My favorite sections: * Tradition is … Continue reading

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UMass Journalism Alums Return With A Message: Go Do Journalism!

Julie Robenhymer, a senior writer with, said it best at the end of last week’s “Back from The Front” alumni panel:  “If you’re not a self starter this is not the path for you.” It’s advice that’s always been … Continue reading

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Yes, There Are Jobs! UMass Journalism’s Alumni Night To Be A Good One!

Back From The Front: WHEN:  Thursday, April 21, from 7:30-9 p.m. WHERE: Bernie Dallas Room, Room 506, Goodell Hall. WHAT: We’ve invited six recent Journalism graduates for a discussion of their experiences in the shape-shifting journalism market. WHO:  The panelists … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name, Part II

About this time last year, I was attending my first AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) Conference.  As I wrote last year, I was disappointed but not necessarily surprised at much of the thinking and mood surrounding … Continue reading

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