Archives for January, 2013

‘I have a dream’

I like to post all (or part) of Martin Luther King‘s “I Have a Dream” speech on MLK Day. I hope everyone listens to the speech at least once a year just to remember why the day is so much more than some business’s furniture sale or some such thing. This year, President Obama‘s second […]

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‘We the people’

Got about 20 minutes? Even if you caught it the first time, President Obama’s second inauguration speech is worth another listen — or a first listen if you missed it. The theme you will hear repeated is “we the people” — decidedly NOT “me the person.” Listen and see what you think.

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In case your forgot

Yahoo! Sport’s Puck Daddy is really Greg Wyshynski, who’s from Lessburg, Va. Greg, a fabulous blogger who’s as much on top of his beat — hockey — as anyone I know, once told me that his only fear was going to bed and missing something! Here’s a Puck Daddy video that presents 113 things that […]

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Reporter scoops the GM

Want to see a reporter beat an NHL general manager to the punch when it comes to access to a player? Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic even impressed Coyotes GM Don Maloney with this scoop!

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How to do a top-notch (sports) interview

I’m not all that familiar with the work of The Sports Network’s (TSN) James Duthie, but if you want to view how a good reporter handles an interview, check out this session with outgoing Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke. No chit chat. Tough questions. No commentary. Just the questions the public was asking. […]

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Camps open today, Jan. 13. The games begin Saturday Jan. 19. The NHL has a video and a Twitter hashtag (#hockeyisback) to let us know. There’s not a commissioner, not a negotiator, not a mediator, not a lawyer to be seen in the video. Just the ice. Just the players. Just the way it should […]

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The place to meet on the Fairfax campus

The George Mason statue is kitty-corner to the Johnson Center and the Mason Pond Parking Deck, where guests can easily park on the first three levels (Fairfax campus map). As soon-to-be emeritus faculty, I'm always happy to meet with friends and my former Mason students on campus.

Alum Kevin McCarthy at work

Film critic and GMU alum Kevin McCarthy encouraged students during his many visits to my GMU classes to pursue internships and "get noticed!" See some of Kevin's terrific interviews on his Nerd Tears website.