Monthly Archives: March 2010

Hiring Journalists

By Chris Daly

A dozen here, and a dozen there, and before you know it….

This is potentially significant. Yahoo News is actually staffing up and building what sounds like a real news-gathering team. See this article in the Times.

Which aggregator will be next?

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By Chris Daly

Thanks to the Washington Post, we now know this about Glenn Beck:

“Love him or hate him, Beck is a talented, often funny broadcaster, a recovering alcoholic with an unabashedly emotional style. Yet even that has caused grousing. Some staffers say they have watched rehearsals, on internal monitors, in which Beck has teared up or paused at the same moments as he later did during the show.”

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Narrative Conference

By Chris Daly

Happy to announce:

the spring CONFERENCE ON NARRATIVE. Returning to B.U. in April, this conference features an all-star line-up. Gay Talese, Bill Keller, Adam Hochschild, and lots more.

Register now!

See you there.

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Understanding the News

By Chris Daly

I heard a marvelous interview today by Terry Gross on her NPR show “Fresh Air.” She was interviewing Deb Amos, who is a veteran NPR reporter who has covered the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq.

NPR journalist

What struck me was first of all that Deb Amos is an unbelievably articulate person. Second, she was able to explain the conflict in a way that never comes through in daily reporting. I have certainly heard Amos reporting from Baghdad about this bombing or that one, this cabinet shuffle or protest. But none of those stories has added up — at least for me — to any real insight. Turns out, she is brimming with insight, context, history, you name it. But she needs a half hour with no breaking news going on to really share what she knows.

Be sure to listen.

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Moving to WordPress

Hi, folks –

You may notice some changes on my blog (I sure hope you do!). I am moving from my old host to WordPress.

Wish me luck.

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