Dear Jeff Koslofsky

April 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm (Speakers)

We had class together last year. Then, you got an internship with The Washington Post. Now, I get to ask you some questions.

1. Did photojournalism help you?
2. Do you think that beat journalism is going to grow to be a thing of the past?
3. How does producing web-based content differ from television content?
4. Are The Washington Post’s expectations of you stressful?
5. What advice would you have for those graduating without a prospective job, but in need of income?


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Sara Spangler

April 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm (Speakers)

Hello Sara Spangler, you’re our brand new speaker in class tomorrow. So, you’re the assistant editor for WMAR-TV and ABC-2. You’ve been working with crime. You’re new to Twitter, and from what I’ve learned, your Wednesday is a Friday, and this past week sounds pretty busy.

So, I’ve been asked to prepare a few questions for you.

1. In your brief usage, have you found Twitter to be a help in reporting?
2. How have you found online reporting to differ from print or television?
3. Was Servers Anonymous your project for your Writing for New Media Class?
4. Do you have goals for moving outside of Baltimore in the future?
5. Have you found your position to be in any danger?

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Brian Stelter: What Do You Do?

March 22, 2009 at 8:09 pm (Speakers)

I made that title in the vein of small children’s novels, because the other day on Google, our favorite colorful letters were replaced by an interpretation by Eric Carle for the first day of spring.

Thanks, Claire

Moving on… We have a guest speaker in class tomorrow. Brian Stelter of the New York Times, but even more importantly, of Towson University. Let’s hear a round of … oh, right. This isn’t television. Anyway, we’ve got to come up with some questions for Mr. Stelter, but that involves research.

What did I know to begin with? He graduated from Towson University. He works at the New York Times and he started a blog when he was 17. That’s what got him noticed.

I’m curious about the blog.

1. When you started Cable/TV Newser was it just for your entertainment or did you plan on having it as something to add to your resume?

2. How did you feel about leaving your blog when you left for the Times? How is the Decoder different from TV Newser?

3. How do you use the Decoder to aid in your reporting?

4. Do you find working on the blog to be time-consuming? Would you like to put more content on it?

5. Being a New York Times-affiliated blog, do you find that you have to watch what kind of content you’re putting on it?

6. Do you find that a blog with a personal voice adds or detracts from its value?

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