Archive for September, 2010

President Barak Obama & the WORD

Friday, September 24th, 2010

From The White House Office of Media Affairs:

On Monday, September 27, President Barack Obama will host an on-the-record conference call with college and university student-journalists to discuss the steps his Administration has taken to address the concerns and issues important to young Americans. The call is scheduled to take place at 12:00 PM Eastern.

Hunter’s Long Distance Learning ICIT, primarily because of former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena, will be setting up a multimedia room for the WORD and other student journalists to participate in the conference call.

FAIR Blog: A Study Says News Networks Prefer – [Are We Really Surprised] – Guest Lawmakers Who Are White, Male, Elderly & Republican

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

“The study was published by the George Mason University School of Law’s Green Bag Journal, and got a brief write-up in the New York Times today (September 13), writes FAIR Blogger Peter Hart. He provides responses from ABC and Meet the Press. Not the others. Hmmm?

He adds that FAIR’s September Issue adds more information about what shows up on the news networks. Hooah!

Meanwhile, Further Down Kennedy Boulevard West, Heading to Bayonne (About the Same Time As the Alert at Journal Square) …

Monday, September 13th, 2010

… About Five Minutes from Journal Square …

... Another Squad of First Responders Were Wrapping Up a Run


First Responders Seemed Everywhere, Yet, Facts Were Scarce Though Traffic Was Jammed and Crowds Were Moderate

Monday, September 13th, 2010

About 4:15 p.m. this date: The scene at the Journal Square Transportation Center, Jersey City, New Jersey.

Looking East on Kennedy Boulevard West @ Tonnele Avenue Patrol Car Road Block

Looking West @ Bergen Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard, Journal Square


What News Sources Are My Students Reading About the Economy?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I have no idea.

My two news writing and one journalism ethics/responsibility courses  were given assignments inquiring about the economy’s dire effects on families, friends, neighbors and, indirectly, of course, themselves. Otherwise, I’m not sure how much and what they are referencing.

I can hardly wait to see what they bring turn in. Except for one student who said she believe that the assignment was seemed, in so many words, intrusive, there were no other responses from the three classes.

Yet …