Monthly Archives: September 2010

A single, distinct, meaningful element of speech

People argue right-brain, left-brain.  I hate (hate) stereotypes. Journalists can’t do math.  Scientists can’t communicate. Bull. I love to communicate and question and write and question.  And question.  And calculate. Yesterday I tallied the potential combinations of burger options at … Continue reading

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A new (oak) frame

Journalistic framing has been a dead horse this week. Perhaps it’s why I noticed it in my interview tonight. I’m charged with writing a profile of a local wood artist – intarsia, the art of wood mosaics.  I took the … Continue reading

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A funny creek, or a Brooker

Charlie Brooker is funny. Sometimes crude, sometimes rough on the edges, but funny. Especially when it comes to analyzing American media. Brooker, a Brit, created a fantastic piece breaking down the standard news package format traditionally used for American TV. … Continue reading

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Susan Hassler speech pics

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Publick knowledge

Today is the anniversary of the first newspaper published in the American colonies.  Publick Occurrences: both Foreign and Domestick was first printed Sept. 25, 1690 by Benjamin Harris. Undoubtedly one of the shortest-lived publications in mass media history, the paper was … Continue reading

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