Archive for July, 2008

More About UWIRE (And the WORD)

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

UWIRE Services

Free Content: We have recently re-launched our website, incorporating our old database into the new Once you become an affiliate, you will be able to pull stories from UWIRE and reuse in your own paper so long as the stories are correctly attributed.

Professional Networking: UWIRE’s new site features a Facebook-style networking opportunity. Instead of connecting with friends, individuals can connect with other young aspiring media professionals. You can post your resume, stories, videos and photos. It’s a perfect place to keep your portfolio at easy access for internship and professional interviews. To take advantage of this, the individual does not need to be a UWIRE member through their school paper. We encourage any student interested in turning their journalism/media interest into a career to make a profile. In the future we will also be featuring online job fairs.



Friday, July 25th, 2008

The WORD, an experiment always experimenting, signs up to join UWIRE:


Charlotte Cusumano [another example] …

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

… of what I would like to think is a burgeoning informal student/alumni-alumna networking for internships and jobs.


Aida Alami …

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

… is an Hunter alumna who founded the printed WORD, generating a lot of attention at its upstart (but it crashed and burned after she graduated). She is also a former online WORD writer. She just notified me that she has been accepted by the graduate journalism program at Columbia University. She is one of those Hunter alumnae and alumni who is always passing on great tips and contact information to me to be passed on to other students. She would blush at the following: We had interesting clashes over issues journalistic when she was a student leader.


Big Apple Learning to Respect Rights of Photographers And Filmmakers (Thanks to the NYCLU)

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

This information was originally published in the WORD,  but a student – Gresham Gregory who does reviews for the WORD and is involved in all manner of multimedia – insisted that the message needed to be disseminated on a grander scale. So, it was posted on Hunter listservs and now here. Also, I realized because of Gregory, that this info could be important for those students [of all ages] coming to the Big Apple with their cameras. At the bottom of this message, are important links.



I Had to Do It, I had to Do It [ad absurdum] …

Friday, July 18th, 2008

… list this URL questioning the value of a journalism degree and journalism programs. It was written by Professor Jon Funabaki. It is an old (ooo-ooo-old) blog post but important for those trying to evaluate the merit of journalism courses and programs, that is, students who want journalism careers and instructors who teach in journalism programs and are serious about what they teach. This post was prompted by a discussion with a colleague this past semester in the Department of Film and Media Studies where I teach.