Archive for October, 2009

Uwire.com Temporarily Comatose, Not Dead

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

The Report of Its Death Greatly Exaggerated?

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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.

Center for Communication Annual Frank Stanton Award Luncheon, October 29, 2009, Pierre Hotel, New York City

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

This year, Charlie Rose honored. Luncheon co-chairs this year: Bill Baker, President Emeritus, Channe 13; Tim Armstrong, Chairman and CEO, AOL; David J. Barrett, President and CEO, Hearst Television Inc.; Phillippe Dauman, President and CEO, Viacom, Inc.; David Geffen, The David Geffen Company; David Boies, Chairman, Boies Schiller and Flexner LLP; Teri Everett, SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications, News Corporation, Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks.

Other Co-Chairs: Leslie Moonves, President & CEO, CBS Corporation; Katherine Oliver, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting and Acting President & General Manager of New York City Media Group; Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications, Inc.; David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications; Martin Nisenholtz, Senior Vice President, Digital Operations, The New York Times Company; Richard Plepler, Co-President, HBO; Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO & President, Sony Corporation; Jeff Zucker, President & CEO, NBC Universal.

The Center has always been a strong supporter of Hunter students for many years because this is the campus where the Center pioneered its panel discussions for selected college campuses.

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UWIRE.com Dead

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

It was sold and the deal has been cloaked in secrecy. It stopped publishing in mid September. It boasted a membership of college news services that spanned the country and had members over seas. Should anyone care about the demise of a national student news organization?

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