Archive for March, 2011

James Everett Graseck – Recklessly Romantic

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Heard and felt the melody's sweeping and moving waves. Whipped out camera spotting him. IRT Subway Station, N, R, 6th Avenue.


New America Media: Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Advice for Reporting on Quake and Tsunami in Japan

Editor’s Note: New America Media correspondent Yoichi Shimatsu was asked to write a comprehensive guide to covering Japan’s triple tragedy—earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown danger—by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma [] at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A veteran environmental issues writer and editor, Shimatsu filed this illuminating article. More than a professional “Tip Sheet,” it includes insights about the concerns and dangers triggered by the disasters in Japan.

Read entire article here.

The SPJ Black Hole Award

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Goes to Utah Legislature and the Utah Governor “for plunging their state into an abyss of secrecy through the most regressive piece of freedom of information legislation in recent history.”

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Spring Semester: Highlights, MEDP 292, Section 1

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

First draft of first article assignment (essentially what interviewed students say about the pressing issues in their lives). Everyone TF’d. Didn’t read the guidelines.Rewrite of first draft: Many TF’d the rewrite. Either didn’t read the guidelines or ignored them. One pair of eyes went red, tears.


Like their peers in MEDP 292, Section 2: Talented. Smart. But so undisciplined. Don’t know yet how many may bite the dust.