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A colleague forwarded along this link to me the other day. It’s an essay about the state of journalism today--not so much about the economic conditions they face (according to this article in the latest Atlantic, they’ve never been very good) but rather on where journalism’s sense of mission and role in today’s multimedia world…

Journalism: Time to take a stand

A colleague forwarded along this link to me the other day. It’s an essay about the state of journalism today--not so much about the economic conditions they face (according to this article in the latest Atlantic, they’ve never been very good) but rather on where journalism’s sense of mission and role in today’s multimedia world should be. It’s time to take a stand.

The Minn Post essay summarizes this more detailed analysis of the profession, written by Brent Cunningham in the latest issue of The Columbian Journalsim Review. It’s worth the read. Reporters have their place in society. Their job is more important than ever. Having been a daily newspaper reporter before, I speak from experience in that some of the assumptions highlighted in the Atlantic article can no longer go unexamined.

Posted by Joel on September 27 2009 • Journalism

Think Different

This is one of my favorite Apple commercials. It tells the story. It makes you feel that you are joining a group of free-thinkers who want to change the world. “No respect for the status quo ... About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them, because they change things. They push the human race forward.”

Apple - “Crazies" from AdGiant on Vimeo.

Posted by Joel on September 20 2009 • Current Affairs

The Shot of the Tournament

It’s been a very busy month, so I am sorry I haven’t posted in quite some time. Part of my time away was due to a trip to this year’s U.S. Open. This has to be the shot of the tournament; the shot of a lifetime. (I love the announcer’s line: “For his next trick he’s going to go right out there on the Hudson and walk on water.") From my favorite player, Roger Federer:

Posted by Joel on September 15 2009 • Personal