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October update: The new regional news website for southwestern Virginia was renamed CardinalNews.org just before launch, emphasizing that it is a nonprofit organization and removing the suggestion that it actually was printing a traditional newspaper. The publication is off to

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Posted in 2021, Appalachia, Business, community, Journalism, Newspapers, Online-Only, Radford, Reporting, Roanoke Times, Social media, Southwestern Va, Virginia

Summer begins…

Sunset June 22… Same western sky at dawn, June 23… Fog over the New River, Radford, Va., hills of Pulaski, Montgomery, or Giles counties and West Virginia beyond. Technically, summer solstice 2021 in the Northern Hemisphere was at 11:31 p.m., June 20,

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Posted in 2021, Radford, summer

Where did 2020 go?

I’m afraid my Facebook habit, with a bit of Twitter on the side, and my other blog, all conspired to keep me from writing anything here for a long time! After seeing it on Facebook, a friend has told me

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Three years into retirement; time flies online and off

Facebook just reminded me that three years ago today I announced my retirement from Radford University on Facebook…  Dave Winer (http://scripting.com) was the first to “like” the anniversary note, which reminded me that writing on Facebook doesn’t get to the

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Stop Presses: Entry-level newspaper reporting job

Over lunch I picked up a copy of the Radford News Journal, published by Main Street Newspapers, and noticed this ad in the back. “OurValley.org” is the newspaper group’s website, and the contact in the ad is Ed McCoy, the

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Posted in Journalism, Newspapers, Radford

Drupal –> WordPress

Just starting to collect notes… http://socialcmsbuzz.com/convert-import-a-drupal-6-based-website-to-wordpress-v27-20052009/ http://macmegasite.com/node/5075 http://www.darcynorman.net/2007/05/15/how-to-migrate-from-drupal-5-to-wordpress-2/ http://vrypan.net/log/2005/03/10/migrating-from-drupal-to-wordpress/ http://blog.urbanmainframe.com/2008/07/mysql-search-replace/

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Getting to know WordPress again

My school site may be making a transition from Drupal to WordPress, so I’d better get some practice here. And maybe I’d better go back and see what I did at Harvard: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/stepno For now, the Radford University School of

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Posted in Blogging, CMS Software
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