Archive for February, 2010

PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part II

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Pushback can range from physical threats & menacing behavior to moderate passive aggressive behavior (such as, I dare you to make me do the assignments) to the negligible. Extreme, never to be tolerated; moderate, up to a certain level until it threatens to fuel rebellious anticipation of 30-40Ps; negligible, hardly worth mentioning (a little slack shouldn’t hurt but don’t tell that to 30-40Ps and the Colleagues who support them).


PUSHBACK, MEDP 299.47, Fall, 2009 – Part I

Friday, February 5th, 2010

AKA Feature Writing

In many ways, this was a typical D:F/M advanced news writing class. The students were talented, all could write. Yet … !


More About Former WORD Editor/Producer Fighting the Power in Morocco

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Aida Alami’s Huffington Post piece was discussed on the home page of the Columbia University journalism school. A J-school contact said she was passing the article/information on to CJR.

Morocco’s Leading Independent Magazine Is Shut Down – Former WORD Editor/Producer Writes in Huffington Post Article

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

“Last week, something extremely shocking happened: the Moroccan authorities took control of our newsroom and offices while we were working on that week’s edition. They sealed the place and changed the locks. The next day, my editor informed us that the magazine had been pretty much sentenced to death and executed by the government. The reason it was closed: judicial liquidation but it is, in reality, a political decision to shut down this icon of the free press in Morocco.” — Article by Aida Alami, Freelance Writer Living in Morrocco.

Read the rest of her article here.