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Good Things Come in Small Packages

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

This just in from interactive journalism professor, Jeremy Caplan, – a curated list of small things that work well. First of all – is a very cool website which allows anyone to create their own “pinboard” of interesting items, photos or factoids. Secondly…I can think of quite a few items to add to this […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News

Citizen Journalism in Guatemala

August 7th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Help Young Guatemalans Cover Their Elections from Nadia Sussman on Vimeo. Are you tired of the Murdoch, News of the World Stories? Are you one of those folks that says that the media just isn’t covering the news that needs to be told – the stories from people who have no voice, no fancy equipment […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · There's Still Hope

Debt Is Like A First Date….

July 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

In 48 hours, some zany folks got together and produced an entire magazine and podcast from start to finish. The subject – DEBT. They took a sour subject and turned it into a bright little nugget of inspiration. What they got were stories from contributors all over the world, and radio segments from people strolling […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · News · There's Still Hope

Stories of Amazing New Yorkers, By Bob Sacha’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Class

May 7th, 2011 · No Comments

“Everyone with a phone has an HD video camera, but not everyone can tell a compelling visual story. That’s what we focus on,” Bob Sacha.

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Tags: Author - Channon · life · News

Does the success of Hulu mean the slow death of Cable? And Can Kanye stop drinking Henessey in Public?

September 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This article by Mark Walsh from Online Media Daily poses that very question. Analyst Laura Martin, who works for Soleil Securities, estimates that Hulu will cost TV networks $920 in advertising dollars. The continued success of Hulu and others will increasingly tempt people to give up their $100 cable subscriptions and just go with what’s online. The funny […]

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Tags: Author - Channon · Entertainment

New Travel Magazine Launch!

September 7th, 2009 · No Comments

This year has not been kind to the magazine publishing world, with so many publications folding  that there’s even a website called  But that hasn’t stopped Greg Sullivan and Joe Diaz from creating a brand new travel magazine called “Afar.”  With a focus on cultural travel, the founders of Afar have a mission to “inspire and guide those who travel […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · News

Remembering Frank McCourt

July 26th, 2009 · No Comments

Frank McCourt, author of my favorite memoir, “Angela’s Ashes” died on July 19th at the age of 78.  When I heard the news, it made me reflect on how much I’ve enjoyed McCourt’s writing and what an inspiration he had been in his lifetime.  Growing up in an Irish slum under destitute conditions, McCourt managed to escape […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · News

Welcome Back, Polaroid!

May 28th, 2009 · No Comments

In this new age of technology, some folks are chucking their digital cameras in favor of a retro device:  the Polaroid camera!  At least that’s what a group of people in the Netherlands is counting on.  According to a recent article in The New York Times, scientists are working on re-inventing Polaroid’s instant film with […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Earth, Science and Smart Stuff · News

Tribute to Bea Arthur

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments

She was my favorite Golden Girl.  Her witty humor and wise-cracking remarks would always make me laugh, no matter how many times I had seen the same episode.  Although I first came to appreciate Bea Arthur in her role as Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls in the 1980s, she already had an accomplished Broadway career and was well known for her lead role in the […]

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Tags: Author - Michelle · Entertainment · News