Posts Tagged "Journalism"

Baker’s Dozen: Missing The Utah Legislature

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Politics | 0 comments

Baker’s Dozen: Missing The Utah Legislature

With the Utah Legislature opening its annual session today, here’s a list of things I will (legitimately) miss about covering it.

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Farewell (Trucker’s Atlas)

Posted by on May 19, 2012 in Journalism, Philosophical | 0 comments

Farewell (Trucker’s Atlas)

The road trip ends like this: peacefully and without long farewells. It ends with the car limping home, beer cans littering the floor, pretzel dust coating the seats. It ends as it began, accidentally and unintentionally and entirely dictated by the road. After 15 years as a journalist, it ends like this: peacefully and without long farewells. I leave a business sputtering into the future, with my fingers ink-stained and beer cans mingling with bylines on the newsroom floor. It ends as it began, accidentally and unintentionally and entirely dictated by the road. Recollections bounce past me...

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Six Pack on the Dashboard: Journalism

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Journalism, Six Pack Updates | 0 comments

Free on-the-go reporting and free GIS tools. Free apps for journalists. Free yourself to fail. Plus, second-screen battles the business side of hyperlocal news sites. Here’s six articles that won’t waste your time, especially if you’re a journalist. 1. Mapping the News: Geotagging news stories is a capability I wish I knew more about and something I wish I could utilize more often. This is a nice write-up of some introductory tools that I aspire to dabble in soon. 2. Chicago Tribune Tools: List and links of open-source apps and programs developed by Chicago Tribune...

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Open Container Update: Shine A Light

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Six Pack Updates | 0 comments

“She just loves me for my big dictionary.” —Faster Pussycat In their continued push to “spread light” and attract a national audience, the Deseret News announced Monday night that they have appointed an “editorial advisory board” made up of 13 “thought leaders” who also have vast experience being appointed to boards. Initially, the announcement confused readers, especially anyone not drunk, stoned or filled with the spirit. However, after a Don Draper-esque morning with a bottle of Bushmill’s and conversations with many poorly-placed...

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Open Container: Neutered Media

Posted by on Aug 23, 2010 in Six Pack Updates | 0 comments

“You were spitting venom at most everyone you knew / If you truly knew the gravity, you’d know which way to go.”—Modest Mouse, “Spitting Venom” Local news outlets are supposed to cover local news, or so one would assume. Yet, when it is reported that one of their own — a daily newspaper — is potentially laying off half of its staffand moving out of its prominent downtown location, the response is like rats scurrying from the light. Forgive my self-indulgence, since the story mentioned above was what I reported 10 days ago, that the Deseret...

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