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Djelloul (Del) Marbrook (Editor/Mentor) - theSOP Audio Programming

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Journalism Is About Listening

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 00:12:00 GMT

Let us now praise famous men, James Agee said famously. Journalism certainly does that. Probably too much, especially in a public relations age when you can become famous for being famous.

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Editing Means Listening as well as Reading: How to Be a Good Editor

Wed, 12 Jan 2011 00:55:00 GMT

There is nothing like reading something you have written aloud for finding and its infelicities. An article, maybe just a headline, may be perfectly

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Can You Tell The Difference Between The Real Story and the Cover Story?

Tue, 11 Jan 2011 02:54:00 GMT

Once you think you"ve got the story, think again. Always think again. First, because you may have the story your sources want you to have. Second,

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A Moving Poem Set to Music Captures The Most Important Moment in a Young Girl's Life

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:52:00 GMT

"Adeline Compton," a moving poem set to music, is prize-winning poet Djelloul Marbrook's homage to a memorable English girl who used to serve him air tea in painted tin cups in a gazebo in their boarding school many years ago while war raged across the world.

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So you think you're a journalist? Is your story the next Hot Copy?

Fri, 6 Aug 2010 22:55:00 GMT

Any time you run into an expert who can"t tell you what he knows in plain, understandable language, he"s probably not as expert as he should be.

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Journalism - Not a Turn Key Business

Fri, 12 Mar 2010 01:56:00 GMT

You could say that as far as the White House is concerned the war in Iraq has already been won, because the moneybags who supported Dick Cheney and George W. Bush have been stuffing the spoils of war into their carpetbags since Day One.

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Attribution, Plagiarism and Lies - Part 2 - Hot Copy #12B

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:38:00 GMT

Problems of attribution, plagiarism and fraud are directly related to the state of the news business, indeed the state of publishing in general.

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News for Laughs vs. News for Vision

Sun, 17 Jan 2010 22:38:00 GMT

Theres a crucial difference between balanced reporting and insightful reporting. You can listen to this difference by tuning into the Yes Network and listening to color commentator David Cone

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Circus journalism Distracting the masses

Fri, 4 Dec 2009 22:19:00 GMT

But journalism also enjoys special First Amendment privileges, because the Founding Fathers believed the republic would founder without an honest and protected Fourth Estate.

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Needed: Forensic Business Journalists

Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:24:00 GMT

When you search the web using the key words forensic accounting and forensic economics you get the impression that it's all about litigation.

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Big Money's Grab for the Internet

Thu, 26 Mar 2009 02:30:00 GMT

Whenever you read the lead or off-lead story in a newspaper, whenever a TV anchor interrupts newscast to bring you breaking news, you can be pretty sure the real story is living its secret life unnoticed.

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And Now the Do-it-Yourself Newspaper

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:22:00 GMT

I dont like trying to take in a whole museum in a single gulp. I invariably get intellectual reflux.

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Business Journalism on the Wrong Track

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 03:25:00 GMT

Nobody foresaw a postindustrial age in which industry would subside or go overseas and a service economy would emerge.

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When the press waffles, democracy falters

Fri, 6 Jun 2008 23:25:00 GMT

McClellan says the press didnt do its job. He says that no matter how he sliced it the press readily swallowed his daily servings of baloney.

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The Socialization of News and Imagery

Fri, 16 May 2008 15:38:00 GMT

One of the reasons I cherish The New York Times is its institutional eye for the easy-to-overlook and profound.

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