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reviewed How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fa.... August 29, 2013
How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark
To communicate with power and a few words is a valuable skill. Journalist and writing instructor Roy Peter Clark has served the writing community with HOW TO WRITE SHORT. I enjoyed this book and believe …
reviewed War at the Wall Street Journal: Insid.... August 27, 2010
War at the Wall Street Journal: Inside the
The story of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the Dow Jones Company, parent company of The Wall Street Journal, is retold in detail by Ms. Ellison, a gifted storyteller and former reporter for the Journal. …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. May 29, 2010
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Gus Carpenter returns to his hometown of Starvation Lake after working as a reporter in Detroit and getting into trouble by withholding the source of one of his stories.  He currently runs "The …
posted a Quick Tip about HARO. March 22, 2010
Peter Shankman
This tool has brought about a great change in PR media relations over the past few years. Great service!
reviewed Journalism. January 30, 2010
Journalism
Read a bit of this piece of trash who's head line reads,"Kobe blurb in Nike ads alludes to gun 'chamber'." I thought he might be dissing Gilbert Arenas who earlier in the week got suspended …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. December 13, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
The plan was to leave Starvation Lake, Michigan and never come back. But 1998 finds Augustus Carpenter, known to all as "Gus" back home after his successful newspaper career exploded on him in Detroit. …
reviewed Losing The News: The Future of the Ne.... October 21, 2009
Losing The News
It is death by a thousand cuts.  Slowly but surely, year by year, the kind of aggressive and unbiased journalism that generations of Americans have come to rely upon to help decide public policy …
posted a Quick Tip about Thomas Friedman. September 29, 2009
The author
I read Thomas Friedman to understand what's going on around the world & to keep up with latest global & economic trend. Highly informative!
reviewed State of Play. September 03, 2009
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State of Play
   Based on the BBC mini-series, director Kevin McDonald’s “STATE OF PLAY” blends the two most reliable, favorite ingredients of an effective thriller; a political-conspiracy …
posted a Quick Tip about The Onion. August 24, 2009
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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reviewed The Onion. August 24, 2009
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
   “God Answers Prayers of Paralyzed Little Boy: ‘No,’ says God”; “Congress Deadlocked Over How Not to Provide Healthcare”; “Google Opt Out Feature …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. August 18, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Chicago Wall Street Journal bureau chief Gruley has hit on a winning combination for his debut novel - visceral amateur hockey and in-your-face small-town newspapering.    Narrator …
reviewed Thomas Friedman. August 13, 2009
The author
Mr. Thomas Friedman is one of a kind. He has the knack for making complicated issues simple and boring issues interesting. One of the most intelligent and informed person around, he’s surprisingly …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. May 07, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
This book has a very "Mystic River" feel to it. Even the titles are similar as they both reference bodies of water. Gus Carpenter is a reporter for the local newspaper (The Pilot). One day he spies the …
reviewed State of Play. May 05, 2009
State of Play
I very much enjoyed this movie.  Something about the inherent drama of the newsroom really set the stage.  The current day tie ins (insider politics, corporate conspiracies not to mention the …
reviewed Journalism. May 01, 2009
Journalism
My name is Elena and I am a news junkie. I need my fix. Daily.    Just like the functioning alcoholic craves drinks in the morning to ward off the shakes or the meth addict grinds …
reviewed HARO. April 20, 2009
Peter Shankman
    If you are in any of the following titles describe you: a reporter, a journalist, an editor, a PR consultant, or an entrepreneur, and you have NOT heard about HARO you have obviously …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. April 10, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Brief Synopsis:  The small town of Starvation Lake has had better days. Due to Coach Blackburn raising up a bunch of kids from the town into a competitor for the state hockey title, Starvation …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. March 26, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
Starvation Lake by Bryan Gulley is the first in what promises to be a good series involving Gus Carpenter, editor of the Starvaton Lake newspaper. Starvation Lake is a small town in Michigan, replete …
reviewed The Onion. March 16, 2009
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Okay so I lean towards the irreverent because I've learned that when you take things too seriously- well- in my opinion real life is serious enough on its own!  The Onion is hands down the best source …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. March 14, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
I had a feeling that I would really enjoy Starvation Lake. I have spent several years in northern Michigan plus I am a big fan of hockey... "Starvation Lake' fuses these together into a murder mystery. …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. March 11, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
I've always enjoyed mysteries. The problem is that there seem to be more cliches per page in the genre than in almost any other. Not so with journalist Bryan Gruley's first novel though, which is why …
reviewed Starvation Lake: A Mystery. March 11, 2009
Starvation Lake: A Mystery
BRIEF SYNOPSIS:  The small town of Starvation Lake has had better days. Due to Coach Blackburn raising up a bunch of kids from the town into a competitor for the state hockey title, Starvation …
reviewed Thomas Friedman. June 10, 2008
The author
I love Tom Friedman's writing for one simple reason--he has the amazing gift of being able to turn the world's most complex issues into simple, understandable information. For example, in his book From …
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