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Archive: March, 2006

POSTED: Monday, March 27, 2006, 8:16 AM
Filed Under: Family Business

BrokenspringSpring Break.

Which means finally finish raking. Read some (bound) fiction for a change.

Back next week.

POSTED: Saturday, March 25, 2006, 5:55 PM
Filed Under: Media

Karlmartinobyalbertyee The question was, Who are you and why are you here? Not just the facts, but the emotions - how do you feel about the assault on news right now?

Feel? I told a little story today. Every morning I walk to the end of the driveway, and pick up a newspaper or three. By the time I make it back inside my sons are already talking about something they read in the paper. They've gone online. And that's ok - hopeful, even. They're reading. They just don't read the actual paper.

We all had different stories - 40 or so of us who met on the top floor of Penn's Annenberg School to blue sky on a gray day and tried to fashion the local news organization of the 21st century. Many of us came from opposite sides of the street - newspaper people and bloggers, reporters and editors, mainstream and indie types, a polymath who never went to college and the dean of an Ivy League school.

POSTED: Friday, March 24, 2006, 2:05 PM
Filed Under: Media

Say goodbye to the Washington Post Online's new conservative blogger, Ben Domenech.

Resigned.

Amid accusations of plagiarism.

POSTED: Friday, March 24, 2006, 6:01 AM
Filed Under: Music

Flyer7_1 Bruce Warren at WXPN and Some Velvet Blog knows the way to Blinq's cold heart. Show us a monkey riding a border collie and point us to some new music to download, in this case songs by The Harlem Shakes. By email, he promises they're "a cool and up and coming band from New York." We've been playing air bass to "A Night" ever since we clicked 'save.'

What's Warren working? Spreading the word about an XPN Welcomes showcase set for Saturday night and co-sponsored with the half-Philly, half NYC blog called Badminton Stamps.

Badminton Stamps has put the Mp3s up on its site to stir a little interest for the show, which also features The Sun and The Picture, all fresh from South By Southwest and, "all surely riding atop hype waves of proportions not seen since microfich first promised to forever replace microfilm." Read for yourself what the site promised about Philadelphia fillies. (God, is that spelled right?) $6 gets you into the World Cafe Live for the three.

POSTED: Thursday, March 23, 2006, 6:41 AM
Filed Under: Weather

Drubi_1 With spring here in fact, if not spirit, it's time for Philadelphia Weather to wrap up the inaugural Rate the TV Weatherpeople contest.

Tom Thunstrom called his little experiment the 2005-2006 Forecast Challenge, actually, but same difference. He measured two sorts of accuracy - when a storm would start and how much snow would fall. There wasn't that much to work with, he concedes: 19.4 inches of snow hit the Delaware Valley officially, thanks mostly to the Feb. 11th and 12th event - I love that word. Official means measured at Philadelphia International Airport.

Ok, drum roll, please.

POSTED: Thursday, March 23, 2006, 6:00 AM
Filed Under: Modern Times

Gpicb820ul_1 If we're talking about PR pitches that miss the plate, this one's way outside.

Put your baby's sonogram on a cookie. It begins:

A sonogram is a mother's first picture of her gorgeous baby. Why not present it in a Picture Perfect fashion?

POSTED: Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 11:59 AM
Filed Under: Education

Polman100_0217_1 The Columbia Journalism Review called Dick Polman one of the nation's top political reporters. Jules Witcover called him "one of the best of the political reporters who have succeeded my own generation."

Now you can call him "perfessor."

And say goodbye, sort of.

POSTED: Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 9:46 AM
Filed Under: Weblogs

Koufax Some local bloggers have made it to the finals of the Koufax Awards, the laurels named for the left-handed Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher of lore.

Susie Madrak, who writes Suburban Guerrilla, is one of 12 vying for Best Writing in a liberal blog.

Will Bunch, made the grade for Best Local or State blog. UPDATE: So did Blue Jersey, crows Cherry Hill blogger Jay Lassiter.

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