Category Archives: class essentials

Mike Wallace Interviews Roger Clemens

The entire video, as screened in class Sept. 29.


George Carlin talks English

Supraprint Students: For Wednesday Nov. 4

The full memo, as emailed to you, is here.

She Blogs and Hollywood Cowers

A combination town crier and volcano god, Finke evokes in her readers both anxiety and respect.

A great read about Nikke Finke, the former LA Times reporter-turned-blogger, in The New Yorker. A heads-up: Am likely to list this as “required reading” down the road.

Students: Have You Heard From Me?

If you’re enrolled in Supraprint or Writing for Mass Comm please check your uw inboxes for a “Welcome” email from me.
Making sure my email lists are working.
Also, if you’re on standby and you need a syllabus or access to CollectIt please email me with your uw email and I will add you to the Workspace.


My Virtual Kick In the Butt to Get You Inspired

Writing is hard. Reporting is tough. Finding stories can be a pain in the patootie.

With that in mind I am flagging a few things to get your creative juices flowing.

Because hey, we don’t want the MN Daily to beat us in terms of traffic. RIGHT?!

The National Magazine Awards are the Oscars for the mag world.

Here, the winner of best interactive feature. Note, it’s by the AARP (yeah, that group for OLD people.) Goes to show you “hip/forward thinking” doesn’t mean young.

Here’s the list of NMA nominees. Take a look at photo portfolio, feature, etc. If you haven’t already looked at the Pulitzer winners and finalists now’s a good time. Seriously. On a brain-dead day I’d spend time assessing the major award winners over the past year; then I’d read other work by the award-winning writer to get inspired. Nothing like reading the best to get better.

Lastly, here’s a link to a collage of projects made by supraprint winter students. It’s what I’m thinking could be the result of our gang field project on Tuesday. More on that to come.

Required reading: Aggregating the news

Please read this. We’ll discuss on Thursday. Thanks.