Yearly Archives: 2012

Newspaper movies to be thankful for…

… or not. Some of the movies I’ve linked to here are decidedly not “Citizen Kane” or “All the President’s Men.” But students in my “Portrayal of the Journalist in Film, Fiction & Popular Culture” class may be happy to

Posted in fiction, film, Journalism, jpop, media studies, movies, Multimedia, Newspapers, Video, youtube

Reading Doug Thompson on Veterans Day

Update: Doug’s condition was listed as “good” after 20 days in the hospital, according to a page one story in the Roanoke Times on Dec.2, with a cautionary line that the term is relative, and that he is in need

Posted in communication, community, Floyd, Journalism, personal, photography, Roanoke Times, storytelling

Polling places and cameras

http://www.citmedialaw.org/virginia-documenting-2012-vote Great research on pre-cameraphone, pre-Instagram, pre-YoutTube ideas about photography at the polls.

Posted in Journalism, photography, Reporting, smartphones

Info overload: Web journalism tools and events

I’ve been spending more time in Twitter — and reading Web pages linked to it — than I have in my blog lately, but even among my own students I think Twitter and this blog are reaching slightly different audiences.

Posted in aggregators, Digital Culture, informationoverload, Internet, Journalism, socialnets, WebDesign

Henry James’ Portrait of a Lady Journalist

For any hardcore English majors among my “portrayal of the journalist in film, fiction and popular culture” students, I should mention another great American novel with a newspaperwoman lurking in its pages: Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady, which

Posted in film, Journalism, jpop, literature, Magazines, movies, oldtime radio, popular culture, writing

Newspaper as interactive medium: Journalistic stars as paper dolls!

When I started looking into the portrayal of journalists in popular culture, I never thought I’d wind up writing about paper dolls. But that’s what my “Newspaper Films” post about the 1989 “Brenda Starr” movie led to… a discovery that

Posted in comics, jheroes, movies, Newspapers, popular culture

Top 20 Lessons for Journalism Students from HBO’s “The Newsroom”

…and 30 other random observations, many out of order (think before talk). Some are true, some not. Some are less “top” than others. For links to reviews of the show and the Hemingway-Gellhorn film, see my previous post. HBO customers

Posted in fiction, film, jheroes, Journalism, media studies, popular culture, Television

Hemingway & Gellhorn, and The Newsroom

Things are looking up in the “recent examples” department for my fall course on the portrayal of journalists in popular culture. HBO’s famous-writers docudrama about Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway reminds me a bit of United Press’s “Soldiers of the

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Posted in biography, History, jheroes, Journalism, popular culture, students, Television

What to learn next

http://hackshackers.com/resources/hackshackers-survival-glossary/ The hackshackers.com glossary is a great place for May/June journalism or Web production  grads to browse for educational inspiration. As summer goes on, I’ll add more links here and on my bookmark list at http://delicious.com/bstepno — add /jpop  (portrayal

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Posted in CSS, Data, Education, HTML, Journalism, Online-Only, WebDesign

Verizon Wireless Hotspot Still Not So Hot

Update: VZWsupport folks at Twitter have been helpful, offering a different MiFi device, the Verizon Jetpack™ 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi® 4510L. Quick look at customer reviews found “much better” comments from some users who upgraded from the Samsung I’ve

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