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.

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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.
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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.”

Uwire.com 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 Uwire.com General Manager:

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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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Thompson Claims Victory in Last Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho! CNN’s Nativist Has to Go! — Update

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

“We won’t allow the network to court us as viewers while, at the same time, they allow Dobbs to spread lies and misinformation about us each night,” Roberto Lovato, a founding member of Presente.org, was quoted in the New York Times as saying about CNN’s Lou Dobbs. Also wrote the NY Times reporter: “The hypocrisy, critics say, lies in CNN’s decision to woo Hispanic viewers with a prime-time documentary while still giving Mr. Dobbs a nightly forum.”

Full story here.

Definitely Not Warp Speed, Not Quite Coup de Grace

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Mayoral Candidate William C. Thompson III appeared at the Kaye Playhouse yesterday evening and pictures and photos are still being processed. Definitely not warped speed here. Nevertheless, the WORD’s Jonathan Mena was there blogging and Twittering live.

Wrapping Up

Wrapping Up

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Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho! CNN’s Nativist Has to Go!

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

On Eve of CNN’s ‘Latino in America’ Series, Demands Grow for CNN to Dump Lou Dobbs

Events planned in more than 20 cities represent growing backlash to the network’s October 21-22 special in light of CNN’s continued support of Lou Dobbs. New Yorkers to gather in front of Time Warner/CNN Headquarter, 4 p.m. tomorrow.

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The Fifth Circle of Hell: Resistance Is Futile

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

Prescient signs: The smack, smack, smacking of students smacking the wall.

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Who Won the First Mayoral Debate? That’s Easy to Answer

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

By Senior Editor/Producer Jonathan Mena

The Daily News dubbed the first Mayoral debates the “brawl for the hall” but it was more of a minor skirmish. I call it a draw. They jabbed but neither pugilist landed a knockout blow. The debate, held at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, was the first time both candidates met nose to nose and marked Thompson’s first video-true introduction to New Yorkers.

Both faired poorly when asked about the low numbers of Latinos in their administrations, about 10 percent of their workforce. Thompson said 60 percent of his workers were people of color and, in what was the funniest moment of the debate, Bloomberg said in Spanish that he would increase the actual numbers of minorities tomorrow (which is today).
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