Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unrest in Egypt hits home

On Friday afternoon I received an e-mail from Northeastern’s office of International Study Programs. The director notified the 23 students expected to travel on the Egypt Dialogue of Civilizations that the university is carefully monitoring the events to assess the … Continue reading

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Databases provide story tips

Boston.com provides a guide to public records, databases and useful information with its Mass. Facts feature. One of the portions of the site, Your Town, shows how area cities and towns measure up against one another. Globe reporter Matt Carroll … Continue reading

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Social media tools aid protesters

News of mass demonstrations is never met with ease, especially when protests occur in a country I will be traveling to four months from now. Yesterday, tens of thousands of Egyptians unsatisfied with their government rallied against the country’s declining … Continue reading

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Away we go

As of 3:15 this afternoon, I decided to change the beat of my blog. Don’t get me wrong: I love the news and analyzing media outlets’ varying editorial decisions. But I am surrounded by discussions focusing on the media in … Continue reading

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Bone-chilling: No exaggeration

“The media hypes EVERYTHING!” A common belief: Yes. A reality: At times, for certain stories. But not today. In my “Journalism Ethics and Issues” class this afternoon, we briefly discussed how the media hypes many stories – the “media circus” … Continue reading

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My media must reads

I created this beat with the intent of focusing on hard news stories. But I don’t want to limit my reading and research from other possible news interests – travel, arts, entertainment, culture, health, technology, business and the like. After … Continue reading

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A grave lesson to be learned by the media

It’s not breaking news that the journalism environment is changing. It has been for quite some time now. You already know that. As a journalism student nervous about graduating in a year and a half, the reality of the digital … Continue reading

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