Subject Expert v. Self-Promotion

Why do journalists promote their stories as ‘my latest story on…’? How about ‘government agency X revealed today that Y and Z’? Or ‘on-going investigation reveals…’? It’s the content, not the personality. At the same time, if someone reports from experience, documented expertise, and obvious mental capacity, one may grant them qualified authority on specific…

An Artist’s Visit to Forest Lawn

The yoga guru Paramahansa Yogananda is interred – his body is interred – at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California. While in Burbank for the artists’ reception at the Betsy Lueke Create Arts Center for a juried show of collage artists work – Dawn is one of the artists – we spent a couple…

“Hate in America” documentary wins RFK Journalism award

https://cronkite.asu.edu/news-and-events/news/cronkites-news21-wins-rfk-award-hate-america-project Last year, News 21 – the national yearly investigative reporting project from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism – spent seven and a half months researching, investigating, and documenting hate crime and hate groups in America. The first four months were spent at our respective schools – 40 students from around the country and…