Alumn Goes Viral

Sometimes, opening email is a pure joy … Jon-Michael Sullivan, a 2010 graduate of our program at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and now on staff at the Augusta Chronicle, sent me a note about a video he posted in September telling the story of a 70 year old […]

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How Technology Will Change the Look of Hollywood

I’ve been moving to more and more LED lights around the house. They’re still pricey, but they’re efficient and the light quality is pretty nice. Now some municipalities are switching streetlights over to LEDs for the same reason … and that can have some dramatic effects for our friends in the movie business.

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Rules for Storytelling

This can’t be of any value as it’s not a prime-number list, but I’m still sharing – Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling. Not all apply to journalism, but a surprising number do.

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Dining With the Tick Tock Crowd

I’m feeling a little ashamed … in August, my good friend Mike Roy sent me a link to a film he made for NJ.com on the Tick Tock Diner. I got buried and didn’t watch it until this weekend. It’s about 25 minutes long, so go get your lunch, lean back and spend 24 hours […]

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The Fifth Estate Screening in Athens

FYI … There will be a screening of THE FIFTH ESTATE on Wednesday October, 9th at the Tate Theatre (in Athens, Georgia) at 8:00pm. SYNOPSIS: Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The […]

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Residents versus Renters

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan and Mac William Bishop have a video story up that looks at the influx of renters into formerly residential communities in the Memphis, Tennessee, area. It’s pretty well shot, but this is an idea every journalist should honor because it is very easily localized. As homes were foreclosed upon, […]

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A Voice for Those Who Cannot Shout

For several years, photography in Afghanistan was completely banned by the Taliban. In 2001, it came back and now there is a documentary project to tell the story of photography in the country over the last decade. Very cool. (Thanks to Andrew Mendelson for the link.)  

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Well, They Got Something Right …

When an Asiana Airlines jet crashed during landing in San Francisco earlier this month, it was major news for fairly obvious reasons. Unfortunately, in an effort to be first (and not be RIGHT), KTVU aired the names of the four crew member son the cockpit as soon as it had “confirmed” them. The “confirmation,” it […]

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