Tuesday, October 30, 2007
I feel like starting a pool as to who'll be next....
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I'm thinking it might contain some nuts-and-bolts about how to get started as well as discussion on bloggers-as-journalists and the stickiness that arises when a reporter blogs.
Friday, October 5, 2007
More often, the judge just didn't get results back in time for the awards banquet, but they are returned and winners get their certificates.
I hope that helps.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Feel free to chime in with the comments section and we can get a conversation going. Just keep it civil -- we all know how easy it is for internet comments to get insensitive and out of hand.
I just had a question that … concerns the Press Club awards. Every year there are categories that say "no results available as of press time" or something like that. If we pay entry fees and send in stories, it seems fair that we should at least get results, if not by the time of the banquet, certainly at some point. As far as we know, there are still no results for those categories.
Can you give us some insight? This question came up a lot, the question of what constitutes "good" reporting. The judges who say "none of these stories warranted an award" seems short sighted and frankly, ignorant, given that our logistics are so different in Alaska.
Ok, all of this rambling is to say, people are starting to feel that it isn't worth paying the entry fee to get absolutely no feedback, or to be criticized by people who have never tried to report in rural Alaska. Constructive criticism is great, but to slam a whole slew of reporters from small Alaska stations seems counter productive.
Monday, October 1, 2007
Regarding blogs... The New York Times and Anchorage Daily News have jumped into blogs with both feet, so blogs by reporters seems like a no-brainer. But what about independents? The question kind of gets to the heart of if bloggers are journalists. There are blogs more about commentary and punditry than about news... should their like be listed?
Questions, questions. I'm sure there'll be more.
I would like to see discussions and postings of events. Another recent example: Jim Avery, a University of Oklahoma professor of advertising who has done a lot of research and creative work around the world, was in Anchorage last week. We could have posted that and gotten more people from journalism or even from the business side of journalism to attend.
I'm excited about this blog, but our mission now is to tell people about it.
I'd also like to get more photos of Alaska journalists in action on the site and links to Alaska journalism Web sites or other media blogs.