Thursday, April 26, 2012

Who is a journalist?

Job Description
“Journalism covers a multitude of jobs, from writing advice columns to covering wars, but investigative journalism occupies a special place. It is the most complex discipline within the profession. It entails poking your nose into places it's not welcome. It often requires the skills of a detective, the nerve of a charlatan, and the persuasive powers of a seducer.”

—Robert Siegel, radio host, National Public Radio. URL April 25, 2012
• See Charles Lewis’s great new website, “Investigating Power

• Editorial Comment: Then there's the bourbon bottle in the drawer and the kevlar coat. 

• Of interest: Study: J-school grads’ unemployment rate better than average

• Yesterday’s WORD Redux: Not Normal Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs political scientist Lynn Vavreck and WaPost political blogger Ezra Klein on frenzied political news coverage? Click here

News from our award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café  

HNC Weekly News Roundup 
JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships 
Decision nears on proposed Oneida Narrows dam, but fight not over yet, by Allie Jeppson 
USU honors its athletes, teams of the year at USTARS dinner, by Rebecca Holliday
Cancer foes generate hope doing laps all night for Relay For Life, by Rebecca Holliday
Mendon historian loves to discover and share the past, by Josh Ruggles
New names in Nibley: City manager Zook and municipal judge Cook, by Tmera Bradley
Hyrum city promises help for home owners in Wapiti Bluff subdivision, by Tara Alvey
Wellsville turns down request for commercial rezone, by Jimena Herrero
Aggie TV News for April 19, 2012 
USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards 
JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award 
GUEST COLUMN: Obama leads the way in kindness, civility, by Helen Cannon

PeezPIX by Ted Pease 
Catalog here
Good Doggone.
Lulu the Bighearted Dog left us much too soon. 
2002-2012 RIP


1 comment:

  1. When I went to work (in 1969 or 70) at the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail I was actually issued a riot helmet complete with face shield with the promise of a gas mask to come later--which it never did.

    Anyway the riot gear "to be kept in your car at all times" was a bracing introduction to the daily newspaper business in those days.

    Peace upon thee and thine.

    Retired ne'er do well.