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It has been nine years since I updated my “About Weblogs” backgrounder page, the first draft of which was a page on a now-defunct server for a class at Emerson College in 2000. The blogging server where I maintained that

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Happy New Year, eventually

Ouch! I can’t believe I let December go by without a single blog post here! The good news (and my excuse) is that I’ve been adding new content at JHeroes.com (Newspapers heroes on the air), my delicious.com/bstepno bookmarks, and Twitter/bobstep,

Posted in Blogging, film, jheroes

Full frontal nudity in a journalism faculty discussion

That’s what you might call a misleading sensational headline, but you are still reading. The topic is a serious one: A North Carolina university’s dismissal of its student newspaper adviser over a story that might otherwise just sound like 1970s

Posted in AEJMC, Blogging, Free Speech, Journalism, Newspapers, StudentPress, students, WordPress

WordPress YouTube ad surprise

WordPress.com has made it very easy to post YouTube videos, a feature I’ve used a lot. (See the Video and WP Tips menu items above.) However, I’ve just discovered that WordPress.com, is also embedding YouTube video ads in my pages.

Posted in Blogging, communication, j-heroes, podcasting, WordPress, youtube

New tools and new tools

Nice article, if the link works… New Tools for Today’s Investigative Journalist I may have chopped off a few characters at the end or the address while fumbling with another “new tool” — not one mentioned in the article. My

Posted in Blogging, communication, Reporting, Tablets & eBook Readers, usability, WordPress

AEJMC conferencing via blog and tweet

While some ear troubles made me sensitive about flying to St. Louis, I still “made it to…” the AEJMC journalism educators’ conference there this past week by hanging out with my laptop and phone tuned to a Twitter “hashtag” of

Posted in AEJMC, Blogging, communication, Education, Journalism, Twitter

Blogpost timewarp?

This is a test. For more interesting content go over to jheroes.com I posted an item there this morning using my MacBook, then came back a few hours later to make a small correction using my Droid phone’s WordPress app.

Posted in Blogging, j-heroes, podcasting, WordPress

No offense meant to baristas

I’ve added some content, links and a made-up indented quote to my WordPress Notes page, after noticing one-too-many student sites made with WordPress that show signs of “this was just done for class and I left it hanging around.” Often,

Posted in Blogging, CMS Software, Education, humor, hypertext, WebDesign, WordPress

Launching J-students into Twitter

What feeds should journalism students follow when they first begin to use Twitter? Here’s my top 10 list, and I’ll be watching Twitter (and the comments on this page) for other suggestions… A local professional news reporter A local news

Posted in Blogging, Education, Internet, Journalism, Online-Only, Radford

J-Heroes: Not Bogart, but still Deadline USA

This is the 52-minute Hollywood Radio Theater version of the often quoted, but hard to find, newspaper movie, Deadline USA. In the movie version, you had Humphrey Bogart, but Dan Dailey is a strong lead as the crusading editor in

Posted in Blogging, film, j-heroes, Journalism, Multimedia, Newspapers, oldtime radio, podcast, radio

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