Monthly Archives: January 2004

On life in the Big Leagues

January 13, 2004
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OK, I have football metaphors banging around in my brain after having blogged an entire playoff game the other day. The only way to get rid of them is to put ‘em here. Football, or any pro sport for that matter, comes to mind because of the mini-dustup over bloggers “adopting” reporters, which I...

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Reporters up for adoption

January 12, 2004
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Over the weekend a little dust devil of discussion sprang up over the idea of bloggers “adopting” reporters. Jay Rosen has the summation here The idea is for a blogger to latch onto a byline of a reporter who covers a topic dear to the bloggers’ heart, and to become a one-person journalism review...

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Game day

January 11, 2004
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I decided to try blogging a playoff game in real time; over at my personal page. Follow along if you’ve got nothing better to do.

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The V-formation

January 9, 2004
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Also known as the pace car phenomenon. It’s what happens when traffic bunches up behind a cop car. More details courtesy of the Word Fugitive.

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Casual Friday

January 9, 2004
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Today I’m playing with my new iBook so don’t expect much blogging. Come to think of it though, this should be a good opportunity to put this little bugger through its paces. I was up till the wee hours getting my wireless network set up, only to wake up this morning, boot everything up...

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Death to redundancy

January 8, 2004
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Clay rails against “future plans,” which reminds me of something I’ve been meaning to do: compile an exhaustive list of redundancies. Here’s one that bugs me immensely: “Different.” As in “Fourteen different choices present themselves…” With all redundancies, the rule must be: does the meaning survive if the word disappears? Click on “comments” to...

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On shooting straight

January 7, 2004
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The letters page at Romenesko is buzzing with talk over whether reporters should carry guns in war zones. Comments I most appreciated: From Bryan J. O’Connor:The best advice I’ve ever heard on the topic came from a Latin American correspondent I knew in the ’80s, who spent time covering the El Salvador conflict and...

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Cool links by the bucketful

January 7, 2004
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Cool links by the bucketful

MediaMayhem blogs on news of a reputed FBI mob snitch whose death was ruled suicide awhile back. You have to scroll down to get to the juicy stuff, but it’s worth the trouble. Speaking of trouble, Brian over at The Olive Press shows how he bound a book on his very own. He even...

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Designers, get your clips together

January 7, 2004
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SND wants the best of ‘em right away. (Thanks to NewsDesigner for the link.)

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A plagiarism so foul

January 7, 2004
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Tequila Mockingbird busts the chops of a plagiarist so obvious, so blatant, so unblinkingly baldfaced, that there must be more to the story. It’s hard to believe anybody with the ability to type could be so stupid. The guy actually asked her to provide a link to his blog; she goes there and finds...

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