Archive for March, 2009

Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress)- Part IV

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. – Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

At the meeting I’ve referred to as this first blip on the radar, I revealed my contact with the New York Civil Liberties Union but didn’t reveal my contact with the National Writers Union, which had responded positively to my request for support.

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Quality of Health Care Journalism Being Eroded?

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

New Report and Survey Examine State of Health Care Journalism

A survey of members of the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ), conducted in partnership with AHCJ, and the report, The State of Health Journalism in the U.S., authored by Gary Schwitzer of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism, detail how the financial pressures on the media industry and the fierce competition to break news on new and expanding platforms on the Internet are affecting the quality of health reporting.

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Free Tibet

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

 

Union Square, about 6:30 p.m., across from Whole Foods. Not a particularly big rally, but definitely attention getting. March 11, 2009

Union Square, about 6:30 p.m., across from Whole Foods. Not a particularly big rally, but definitely attention getting. March 11, 2009

A work in progress about news.

 

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Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part III

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Deconstructing a Snippet of the Minutes of the December, 2008, Faculty Meeting of the Department of Film and Media Studies

[What Really Goes on Behind Some Walls of the Academy]

Morris stated that he had unresolved issues with faculty. These details were written in his group emails to faculty. Roman responded that he will follow up any complaints 
made by Morris with the Ombudsman. — Shanti Thaku, the minutes of the December, 2008, faculty meeting.

Now, colleague Larry Shore, former chair of the department’s grade appeals committee which I had been describing in several venues “as one of the most corrupt” at Hunter if not CUNY, candidly responded to the question, “Recommend For New Business, Wednesday, Grade Tampering in F/M,” A Big Barnacle: Is a Discussion Needed?” His comments, however, never made it into the department minutes.

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Student Journalism Should Be Serious Journalism – Part II

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

The Knight News, its logo, Queens College’s Official Award-Winning Student Newspaper Since 1937, published this excellent article by reporter Jano Tantongco pointing out blistering reporting inaccuracies by New York Newsday, New York Post and New York Daily News on the arrest of Stephen Buttafuoco, a Queens College, CUNY, senior.

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Student Journalism Should Be Serious Journalism – Part I

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Students in my journalism writing classes are required to publish or perish, and I remind them that they are engaging in real world journalism and that they need to be serious about what they are doing. I also tell them that because they are student journalists they need to prepare themselves for the big jolt: They will not get the kind of respect that they deserve because student journalism is not regarded well.

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Protected: Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) Part II

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

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First Protest at Hunter This Semester

Friday, March 6th, 2009

 

Unknown student with an unfurled sign in front the Hunter North Building March 8, 2009

Unknown student with an unfurled sign in front the Hunter North Building March 8, 2009

So, yesterday, Thursday, in my feature writing class which I’m trying to develop into a in-depth reporting class, I decided about 15 minutes before the appointed hour for what was suppose to be a walkout of students around the campus, to give an assignment, which required the class to go check out the rally.

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Protected: Dogfighting in the Department of Chimera (A Work in Progress) – Part I

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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A New York Moment of Well Deserved Ridicule – Part III

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Murdoch’s So-Called Apology: Was He Snickering, Chortling As It Was Being Drafted?
The text of his apology is below, that is, tacked below the original narrative for this column which was planned as the last post on the controversy. I assume that by this date that anyone following this  cartoon tempest has read or reviewed his statement that has brought this loud New York Moment to a close, and the SOB did it in grand form. I was surprised by the sudden deus ex machina. I assume it caught the Reverend Al Sharpton and the other active participants by surprise, especially the persuasiveness of the comment: The buck stops with me.

Did Time say anything about the Post's history of overt racism directed at the black communities of New York

Did Time’s story say anything about the Post’s history of overt racism directed at the black communities of New York?

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