Other people’s bad journalism

Here's a good argument for why you should perform good journalism instead of bad journalism: bad journalism makes good journalism impossible. Last Friday, the Massachusetts Daily Collegian published this article about a University-run coffee shop now on campus that sells Starbucks brand coffee. This new coffee shop appears to be making one of the student-run co-ops… Continue reading Other people’s bad journalism

Leveson Report & and self-regulation

Last week or the week before, I did one of my stories for WMUA on the ultimatum issued by David Cameron to the newspapers of Britain with regards to self-regulation. Some years ago, the News Corps owned News of the World publication was under investigation for hacking the phones of (according to Wikipedia) first, "celebrities,… Continue reading Leveson Report & and self-regulation

Adventures at WMUA (part 3)

The quest for better, more ethical journalism at WMUA continues, but that's a post for another time. This is a "thing n°11 I learned about journalism" that I can't really justify putting on the midterm: it's damn hard work. Not even the going out and hunting people/stories down portion. Just doing aggregate work can take… Continue reading Adventures at WMUA (part 3)

Aggregation! Research! Context! Oh my! (Adventures at WMUA pt. 2)

I'm still feeling proud of myself. Wednesday, at 5:30pm on WMUA, I read two stories that I had done some more significant research for. They weren't proper reporting: I didn't get any interviews, I didn't find the lead and hunt it down. But I drew from multiple sources, and came to some good conclusions. I… Continue reading Aggregation! Research! Context! Oh my! (Adventures at WMUA pt. 2)

Radio Reinventions (Adventures at WMUA pt 1)

It turns out that I joined the WMUA news team just as big changes were beginning to get put in place. It just so happens that up until this year, the news you may have heard on WMUA was the journalistic equivalent of a chop shop. The stories were put together from bits and pieces… Continue reading Radio Reinventions (Adventures at WMUA pt 1)