Archive for July, 2010

Covering Elections in 2010: A Training Workshop for Ethnic and Community Media Journalists

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

At the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, today, beginning at 10 a.m. Co-sponsored by New York Community Media Alliance:

With the economy and politics in turmoil, what are the election trends? Who do we watch, why and how do we get the story? Please join a panel of experts who can help shed light on how state and city governments work; who holds the purse strings; how to measure what’s happening on the ground; what all this could mean to your community.

The Plot Thickens!

Sunday, July 11th, 2010


Lebron, Part 1

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Legions are happy that Lebron is going to Miami. Other legions are unhappy and some are real sourpusses.* And, not to be overlooked, are the legions and legions and legions that feel unaffected, one way or the other, and would say that if they were polled (though it isn’t difficult to believe that, imagining their seconds of news recognition à la Andy Warhol, that many might sigh or gripe or offer critique to the camera/mikes in their faces because it isn’t everyday that a news organization is interested in what they opine).

{ Google: Lebron James, About 22,300,000 results (0.15 seconds) – July 11, 9:43 a.m.}

*A real sourpuss.

Former WORD Senior Editors, Alieu Sheriff and Rodney Sieh, a WORD African Connection

Monday, July 5th, 2010

The short version:

Before there was and early on with the latter there were Alieu Sheriff and Rodney Sieh, who, as teens, had been chased out of, first, Gambia, then Liberia because of their news critical of government practices and policies. In Liberia, when word went out that they were to be shot on sight … (more…)

Imagining Lebron James in New York City

Friday, July 2nd, 2010