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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

WRAL among EPpy winners

The list of 2010 Editor and Publisher EPpy award winners is a long one, but it’s great to see in Raleigh, N.C., among them. The citation is for “Best Local TV/Cable-Affiliated Website.” We have some history, starting back in

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Posted in Internet, Journalism, News, Online-Only, Television, WebDesign

iPad rhymes with ‘ad’; Droid ‘app’ rhymes with ‘usability gap’

An AP story in Editor & Publisher says advertising in newspapers’ iPad apps is doing better for publishers than website ads. Does that also extend to iPhone and Android phone app ads? After a month with a Droid phone I’m

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Posted in Digital Culture, Newspapers, Tablets & eBook Readers, Television, WebDesign

The Return of John Peter Zenger

The Internet Archive is offering a freely downloadable digital video of the 1953 Westinghouse Studio One television production,  The Trial Of John Peter Zenger. The video had been removed from the archive some time ago, but is back, presumably because

Posted in Free Speech, History, Journalism, Television

Pressing the police, policing the press…

The anthology-of-stories section of Tim Harrower‘s newswriting textbook has been updated for this semester, and one of the additions is a Washington Post article by former police reporter David Simon, creator of the TV series “The Wire.” I recommend the

Posted in Education, History, Journalism, Newspapers, Television

The Rundown on New PBS NewsHour: Online, ‘cross-generational’ features

PBS will “re-launch” its evening news program on Monday, including more integration with, and the show’s producers have plenty to say online about what will and won’t change. With merged broadcast and digital staffs in an expanded  newsroom, part

Posted in Blogging, Journalism, Online-Only, Television
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