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Do you really understand politics?

Haven’t posted in way, way too long. But this “Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: Politics” (the first of three “Idiot’s Guides” videos, caught my attention and will probably catch yours, too.

Twitter is 7


Twitter is seven-years old today (March 21). Does it matter? Really? Is that a question? This is the first day of spring. Twitter was the pathway for the Arab Spring. This terrific video takes you along the path Twitter has taken the world. I trust you’re on that path, too.

Journalism lets you dream big


Why is it that I watch this short video and I think about journalism?
How about you?

When I Grow Up from The Academy on Vimeo.

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!

How to do a top-notch (sports) interview

Brian Burke of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs

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.
A good job.

MTV tribute to Spiderman

MTV Geek has put together this video tribute to Amazing Spider-Man, featuring several people involved in the comic (including writer Dan Slott), Stan Lee (of course), Norman Reedus and several of the cast members of Jersey Shore. Well … they are on an MTV show, so that makes sense.

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The end of print (for Newsweek)

Here’s a video tribute to Newsweek’s “esteemed history, 80 years of informing, exposing, explaining, enlightening, and trailblazing.” The news magazine will no longer be available in print but rather, on iPads and Kindles.

JFK wants you to vote

President John F. Kennedy encourages you to show how strongly you believe in our democracy by exercising your right to vote on Tuesday, November 6.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is proud to present his significant message. To see additional films, photos, documents and oral histories from the Museum’s collection, visit the online collections database

How about a little FEMA love?

When it comes to an emergency situation like coping with a natural disaster like the Frankenstorm, Sandy, everybody except Mitt Romney seems to love FEMA and federal government. Am I correct here, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie? The governor had lots of nice things to say this morning about both.
Wondering about how Mitt Romney feels about FEMA and government assistance for natural disasters? Here’s Eugene Robinson‘s column on the governor’s viewpoint just last June.
Finally, want to know why government regulation is important — or rather, why Gov. Romney doesn’t think so? This is the most damning condemnation of a Romney presidency that I’ve yet seen.

AEJMC Chicago 2012

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is meeting in Chicago this week — without me, unfortunately.
This “State of the Industry” presentation was prepared for AEJMC by Dr. Jody Brannon, an Online News Association board member and treasurer.

Judith Miller leaks again (on leaks)

Ever wonder how government leaks work? Remember Judith Miller, the former New York Times reporter who broke the story about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction? Now she is an expert on Fox New discussing — you guessed it! — the dangers of national security leaks.
“The Daily Show” and Jon Stewart had some fun with this one.

State of the First Amendment report

First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson and Senior Vice President Gene Policinski discuss the 2012 “State of the First Amendment” survey results.

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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.