I don’t know the stats on this, but I’m guessing just about everyone in the US ends up talking to a reporter at least once in his or her life. Friendly reminder for those times: It’s best not to say something racist and then expect the reporter not to print or broadcast it. Even if […]
Dear Media People: Did you learn in journalism school that your deadlines are not your sources’ problem, that if a story isn’t ready at deadline, it just shouldn’t run? I did. Just curious if we were in the same classes. Wire copy is still very plentiful these days. I’m thinking you should use it a […]
Reason #53,712 why I sometimes wish I never went to journalism school: Every time I go to either Andy’s or Town and Country and see a waiter I remember used to work at the other place, I always want to know the back story. The other people with me usually aren’t all that interested.
Open Letter to KRIS-TV: I can’t find the story on your website, so hope that means someone behind the scenes has already recognized your ethical error. But, just in case, I’m posting my concern on here in hopes that others will let you know that they agree. http://www.kristv.com/contact-us/. When I was in journalism school back […]
My résumé has said since 2003 that I’m just a thesis shy of a master’s degree in mass communication. It doesn’t mention my vow to never finish the degree. That vow is the friendly elephant who has followed me everywhere for nearly a decade. The cute guy costs me $167 a month to feed. (I […]
I wish I had never gone to journalism school. That curse has brought me double the pain this week. If you’ve been paying attention to Corpus Christi’s local media this week, you surely missed the latest news about the historic Oak Park United Methodist Church. You know, the one the whole city was talking about […]