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New podcasts, Tigers hockey and getting my fill (and then some) of new media

It has been a few weeks since my previous post due, in large part, to a very busy fall quarter so far. In addition to much time devoted to producing our new regular podcasts, RIT NEWSMINUTE and Studio 86 (see more below), which join our flagship podcast, Dateline: RIT – The Podcast, along with creating more »

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Visits to newspaper Editorial Boards are fruitful

One of the most influential organizations in any city is a newspaper’s editorial board. An editorial board typically includes the newspaper’s publisher, editor, other top level editors and veteran reporters. It’s fair to say that editorial boards carry a ton of clout in a community. Newspaper editorials, opinion essays really, often stir community conversations and more »

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Meet the ‘Helen Thomas’ of ‘Dateline: RIT’

Do you know who Helen Thomas is? In case you don’t, I’ll tell you in just a moment. First, in the past week, while planning the first episode of Dateline: RIT – The Podcast for the 2007-2008 season, I pondered, “Who should be the first guest on the first podcast of the new season?” As more »

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Counterpoint: Was our coverage too ‘Hotz,’ too cold or just right?

It’s been an interesting week at RIT—and in University News. From the moment we learned that freshman George Hotz had unlocked the iPhone, a debate emerged within the walls of Building 86: How should we cover the story? From the second I heard about it, I’ve been on the “aggressive” side of the debate. Mike more »

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Point: Was our coverage too ‘Hotz,’ too cold or just right?

In a comment on a different post, a reader criticized our coverage of RIT student George Hotz, who’s credited with “cracking open” the iPhone. The reader (let’s call her/him “Annie”) thinks we could’ve done much more. But I say our coverage was just right. Annie raises a valid concern, though—one that has been the center more »

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Calling Dr. Abi

Finally, my cell phone is starting to quiet down—and trust me, I’m not typically this popular. For the past week, I’ve morphed into Dr. Abi Aghayere’s personal secretary. You may have seen Aghayere in the news recently. He’s been hard to miss. Aghayere is a civil engineering technology professor who specializes in bridge safety. So, more »

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