Amphi, Jefferson Park and Myers Neighborhoods in Tucson Move Forward

Neighborhoods in Tucson Moving Forward

My articles are on pp. 6,8,10,15,20 and 21. My photographs are throughout the magazine. All articles by myself and Jan give an intimate look at the individuals working to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods on an individual basis whether it’s fighting crime, trends in bulldozing historic . . . → Read More: Amphi, Jefferson Park and Myers Neighborhoods in Tucson Move Forward

Tucson’s fight for healthy neighborhoods

The summer edition of the Connecting Communities Foundation’s magazine features an expansion of neighborhood grants. Jefferson Park is working on using flood waters to green its streets. Amphi neighborhood is using funds to prepare high school at-risk kids for the future. Joan Hall, a JP resident, is providing micro-loans all over the world. Others . . . → Read More: Tucson’s fight for healthy neighborhoods

“I am not sick I don’t need help” by Xavier Amador

In light of the shooting that took place in Tucson, AZ less than five miles from my home on January 8, I would like to recommend this book to those who may have have a sick family member or know someone who does and needs your support.

Amador’s book is written from the perspective . . . → Read More: “I am not sick I don’t need help” by Xavier Amador

Detecting Bull

As I read John H. McManus’ book on detecting bull in the news, I am increasingly impressed because it clarifies and addresses modern dillemas for journalists. In chapter 6, he scewers the whole idea of “objectivity”on the part of journalists and how it is “not only impossible, but undesirable.” He suggests instead, a “functional . . . → Read More: Detecting Bull

Latest Articles on Community Change

“Pat Martin moved into the Myers neighborhood in 1968 with her husband and four children. It was a quiet place that felt safe.” . . . → Read More: Latest Articles on Community Change

New Media Emerging

GOOD Magazine, a quarterly that describes itself as, “We are a collaboration of people, businesses, and nonprofits pushing the world forward,” has an article on how new media in the form of citizen journalists and bloggers are keeping New Orleans honest as it redevelops. (pp.76-80.) Due to local New Orleans citizens getting tired of . . . → Read More: New Media Emerging

Essay published in Sasee Magazine, September issue

On September 1, at the tender age of 59, I found myself in Venice Beach, California, taking a surfing lesson. Lauren Wells, a 20-year-old surfer, promised she could get me up on a board in one day. I really wanted to surf before I turned 60. . . . → Read More: Essay published in Sasee Magazine, September issue

Book: John H. McManus’ “Detecting Bull: How to Identify Bias and Junk Journalism in Print, Broadcast and on the Wild Web”

McManus’ book recently received the Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society for Professional Journalists. It was written to help  journalists and every citizen trying sort through news stories and figure who or what to believe.  McManus is quoted in the July/August issue of SPJ’s magazine, Quill, as saying,  “The book encourages skepticism rather . . . → Read More: Book: John H. McManus’ “Detecting Bull: How to Identify Bias and Junk Journalism in Print, Broadcast and on the Wild Web”

OBama on "The View" on Journalists

Poster from Newseum in Washington, D.C.

 The excerpt from Kevin Alloca’s article on OBama’s comments reads:

“Shortly after, while responding to a question posed by Elizabeth Hasselbeck about the country feeling divided, the president remarked, “My hope is that I’ve tried to set a tone in the debate that says, ‘Look, we . . . → Read More: OBama’s comment on Media ( “The View” )

Good Reads

Health Brooke (from Media Bistro Web site)

Viewpoint on newspapers charging for on-line news

Most are aware that print media is trying to survive by finding ways to get revenue other than the traditional selling of advertisements. Internet sites like CraigsList have made advertising free, so ad sales have gone way down for . . . → Read More: Good Reads