Kip links with some derision to an op-ed by journalism professor David Hazinski about the trend toward citizen journalism. Kip, who has other unkind things to say about the piece, quotes this bit: Advocates argue that the acts of collecting and distributing makes these people "journalists." This is like saying someone who carries a scalpel is a "citizen surgeon" or someone who … [Read more...] about The Profession of Journalism?
No, this isn't going to be about one of my mistakes, because I haven't been caught in any of them yet, although you're welcome to try in my latest story about the wild frontier of the 16th district. An Amtrak train collided with a freight train Friday morning in one of Chicago's south-side rail yards. Reporting for the AP wire, Deanna Bellandi opened the story with this … [Read more...] about Anatomy of a Journalism Mistake
People running stop signs! Illegal truck parking! Somebody thinks her neighbor might be selling drugs to his friends! Sigh. That's the problem with living in a very safe neighborhood. Not much police news. My second Chi-Town Daily News story is up. I did manage to work in a bit about lesbians. Well...implied lesbians. … [Read more...] about Crime Rampages Out of Control in the 16th Police District!