All you need to know about Journalism from Sherlock Holmes?

That’s the advice the Wall Street Journal’s  Winston Wood has for those interested in journalism. He says: In “The Man With the Twisted Lip”, the great detective solves the case of a guy who has “disappeared” in London. Neville St. Clair was a reporter who disguised himself as a disfigured beggar to research a story … Continue reading

Finding a job in TV News

Finding a TV news job can be daunting. It costs money just to get your stuff out there. But it is money well spent and you can write off the job hunt expenses on your taxes. For students who have just graduated or about to graduate it’s sometimes hard to convince them of the importance … Continue reading

UT J-School to have an ABC bureau

Just read this story in my alum newsletter for the University of Texas at Austin. Check it out. University of Texas School of Journalism named one of five “ABC News on Campus” bureaus AUSTIN, Texas — May 7, 2008 — The School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with ABC … Continue reading

Crime & TV News

For today’s blog entry, I’m going to paste a book review I’ve previously written but haven’t published. It’s all about crime and TV news coverage. Check it out: The Book: Lipschultz, J. & Hilt, M. (2002). Crime and Local Television News: Dramatic, Breaking, and Live From The Scene. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates My … Continue reading

J movies every journalist should see

These films all highlight important ethical issues that journalists face. (Details from http://www.imdb.com): Absence of Malice (1981) Directed by Sydney Pollack “Tagline: Suppose you picked up this morning’s newspaper and your life was a front page headline… And everything they said was accurate… But none of it was true.” Starring Paul Newman and Sally Field … Continue reading