Tuesday, May 6, 2008

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Assignment for May 7

  • Just a reminder that the short-answer portion of the Final Exam begins in class on Wednesday.
  • Part two of the exam is a take-home test. You will be writing an inverted-pyramid story. The deadline to submit that story by email is 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 14.
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Web Site Offers Live Feeds From 100 Stations

Here's a link to a new Web site, LiveNewsCameras.com, that provides live feeds from 100 news stations across the country.

Susan Young of the Oakland Tribune says former KTVU news director Andrew Finlayson, who now works for the Fox station in Chicago, helped come up with the idea of sharing the feeds on a Web site.

"Some of us in our newsroom thought that we could open up the system. We thought it would be interesting to do an experiment in journalism where we let people see what we see — all the raw live feeds from around the world," Finlayson told Young. [Click for MORE]

Hat-tip to Ed Padgett
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Monday, May 5, 2008


By Joanna Connors of The Plain Dealer

On Oct. 27, 1984, a headline on Page 14A in The Plain Dealer read: "Disgusted judge gives repeat offender 30 years for rape."

The story followed standard newspaper protocol: In it, the victim was anonymous.

In this version, the victim has a name. I am Joanna Connors, and I am telling the story I kept private for 23 years. I'm doing it for all of the others who have survived sexual assault in silence, ashamed and afraid to tell their stories. [Click for MORE]

> Plain Dealer gets 200+ e-mails/voice mails about rape story

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Remembering May 4, 1970
When 4 Students Were Slain

2008 Commemoration Headlines

HOW DEAN KAHLER'S LIFE CHANGED: On May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops fired on a crowd of demonstrators and bystanders on the campus of Kent State University. Four Kent State students were killed and nine injured. For Dean Kahler, a twenty-year old Kent State undergraduate in 1970, that day in May would change his life forever, he was shot in the lower back and left paralyzed. Kahler is photographed outside his home in East Canton, Ohio. David Alan Foster | Daily Kent Stater

Healing After a Tragedy

Dean Kahler woke up that sunny Monday morning and decided not to go to his 7:45 a.m. class. He saw Ohio National Guard searching people and decided he didn't want to deal with that hassle. He called his professors to let them know he wouldn't be attending class.

"Be safe," they told him. "Don't get too close." [Click for MORE]

::KentNewsNet.com, 05/02/08

38 years later, Kent State still goes unanswered

Tomorrow is another May 4, a meaningless date for most of you. I'm a Kent Stater '71 and remember the day with bursts of memories.

Four young people — our people — were killed and nine wounded on the sunny spring day in 1970. It ended so darkly, we're still trying to find our way out of it. [Click for MORE]

::CantonRep.com, 05/03/08

KSU shootings left impact on future coaches Pinkel, Saban

The memories will come back to them today.

The news flashes. The sirens. The chaos and confusion. The dead.

“It’s something that’ll be with you forever,” said Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel. “There’s not a May 4 that hasn’t gone by where I don’t think about it. I vividly go through everything in my mind. It’ll forever have an effect on me.”[Click for MORE]

::KansasCity.com, 05/03/08

May 4: A doubly historic day for KSU

Today is a red-letter day of sorts for Kent State University.

The events of May 4, 1970, earned Kent a place in American history when four students were killed and nine others were wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen during a campus anti-war rally.

But May 4 also is the anniversary of another event that could have changed the course of history for Kent State.

Seventy-five years ago today, on May 4, 1933, a delegation of Ohio legislators toured the campus on a mission that, had it succeeded, could have spelled the end of higher education in Kent.

The committee, headed by State Rep. William Foss, was looking for a possible location for a state insane asylum. And, for awhile at least, it looked like Kent might be the perfect place for it.[Click for MORE]

::RecordPub.com, 05/04/08

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