Archive for October, 2009

What’s to Be Made of This “Positive” News That Thompson Could Dump the Term Limits Miscreant

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

October 29, 2009 press press release printed in its entirety because of insufficient savvy to gauge its significance:

Momentum Continues to Shift to Thompson
Trails by Three Points: 44 percent to 41 percent

Polling completed last week by Garin Heart Yang Research Group, run by pollster Geoff Garin, showed there has been a significant shift and the race has moved closer toward Bill Thompson.


Commute PATH, Train, October 30, Friday, 11:32 A.M

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Can I take their picture?

Can I take their picture?

Getting better at interacting with commuters to get pictures. Asked politely. Lighting not so good (see below) and shot with flash (which is a no-no on NYT subways) but don’t know about PATH.

The Quiet Before the Sturm und Dang

Friday, October 30th, 2009

If institutions of higher learning desire academic honesty, they must be institutions of obvious integrity, places where students, faculty, and administrators seek truth and wisdom and technical expertise in an environment marked by trust, honesty, respect, fairness, responsibility, and courage. Peg Hogan, Former President, The Center for Academic Integrity

“Bullying academic departments tend not to allow assistant professors to follow their own bliss, either in the classroom or in their research agendas. This is sometimes the very motive for the bullying: Many departments really don’t want anything or anyone new or innovative around. And scrutinizing other people’s work to belittle it is one of the pleasures of academic bullying.Historiann.

“Lest we forget.” Temporarily Comatose, Not Buried, Not Dead – The Saga Continues But the Mistakes End Here

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Earlier Posts Flawed. Is the WORD Becoming a Rumormonger? Uh Oh!

From General Manager:

(more…) Temporarily Comatose, Not Dead

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Report of Its Death Greatly Exaggerated?


Real-World Journalism

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

There’s been a lot of whining and sighing about the demise of print newspapers. No tears shed here.  They ignored the Oracles warning of the Darwinian consequences if they didn’t clean up their act. The same fate should befall those journalism programs that don’t engage their students in real-world journalism.

The digital journalism tsunami is here, has been here and is continuing for those who don’t know. But you wouldn’t know that in light of the undergraduate journalism curriculum at certain higher ed institutions. Students are posting on CNN’s iReport, including one of mine whose uploads get special treatment. There are other sites gobbling up the potential as soon as it appears.