This piece currently occupies pride of place amongst all the work I've done at WMUA this year. It's not the most complex, nor is it necessarily the most interesting piece. But I worked hard, and people helped me when I needed them to, and we got a solid piece of reporting (informative and well-produced) out … Continue reading SGA Elections: how much is too much truth?
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
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)
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)
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)