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Retracing Chester Wells' Last Ride

On September 1, 1913, Chester Wells boarded a train in Freeport and headed to Madison for an appointment with his doctor. It was the last time anyone in Freeport saw him alive. 715 more words

TV News: Branching Out

So after re-reading my reasoning for starting a blog, I said the first week would be to research my topic, which I had. I found out about what drives television news (essentially money… and the… 694 more words

The news from Ferguson, Missouri

A journalist is ordered to stop filming cops and thrown against a machine as he is handcuffed for doing so.

Another journalist, also arrested, is slammed into a glass door on the way out of a restaurant. 115 more words

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Ethics of Social Media in News

Join us for a discussion in Wilmington on Monday, Aug. 4, about SPJ’s proposed Ethics Code revisions, with guest speaker and SPJ board member Paul Fletcher… 64 more words

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Claims that Obama Administration the most transparent in history

What a laugh. On Sunday, the White House stood by President Obama’s position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformation. 374 more words

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A missed opportunity

I posted this on my personal blog, Bayou Zeitgeist , a few minutes ago and am copying it here for those who might not follow it: 705 more words

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A missed opportunity

Last Friday night, I muffed an opportunity to extol the need for strong public records and open meetings laws.

The occasion was the Arkansas Press Association’s annual convention, where I received the APA’s Freedom of Information Award, which is given each year to someone who fights to keep publicly funded organizations transparent and accountable to the public. 643 more words

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