Archive for the 'Journalism' Category

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 22nd, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News ‘GREAT TO BE HOME’ Animals, teen boy removed from home Military gear available to police Warren VFD adds rescue boat Council hikes fee for fire boat Top Headlines Poll: What’s your favorite attraction for the Washington County Fair? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on […]

NOTHING TOUGH ABOUT THE SITUTATION…

August 22nd, 2014

[Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron] Johnson has garnered praise from many for his brand of public engagement during the unrest [in Ferguson, Missouri]. But he has also fielded critical questions over law enforcement’s treatment of media covering the demonstrations. More than a dozen journalists have been arrested covering events in Ferguson, including this reporter. Johnson […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 21st, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Schools open Sheriff’s outposts at 3 area schools Ohio hits Utica shale well milestone Proposed RV park plan rejected New salon on Harmar Hill Top Headlines Poll: Do you have a green thumb? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 20th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Selby project: Plans in works for some major upgrades Veritas Academy opens EMA panel hammers out duties of director Eviction action against Smart Networks Marietta Y starts lunchtime walking club Top Headlines Poll: Do you plan to attend the annual EVE fundraising auction on Friday? […]

SUSAN HOUGH RESPONDS…

August 19th, 2014

Earlier today I commented on an Associated Press story written by Seth Borenstein titled: No great shakes: Quakes triggered by drilling waste seem weaker than natural ones, study says. I emailed the author of the original report, Dr. Susan Hough, requesting a link to her findings. She graciously sent me the work which I am […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 19th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Weeds: Overgrowth in public areas impacts community Evidence not enough Life in prison for murder Warren Local OKs new middle school Welcome back teachers Top Headlines Poll: Have you had to take it upon yourself to clean overgrown areas around the city or where you […]

MEATBALL JOURNALISM*: FINISH, MOVE ON…

August 18th, 2014

When I started writing journalism I had absolutely no formal training—not one day in J-school, nor even on my high school newspaper. All I had going for me was the smug self-confidence of the slumming aesthete. The editors of the Chicago Reader took me in, and, article by article, gradually tortured the condescension out of […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 18th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Grand finale: Thousands enjoy this year’s Waterford Fair Crash kills 2 in Williamstown Family history tour organized Preserving a brick sidewalk Americorps-Vista volunteer gains experience Top Headlines Poll: What was your favorite part of the Waterford fair? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

August 17th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Kogo wins fifth half marathon Fun For All Ages Parade sees clears skies, 125 entries Almost Queen and food draws crowds Big Red Band marks 90 years with reunion Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe it is possible for a politician to avoid […]

WHEN PROTESTERS BECOME BROADCASTERS…

August 16th, 2014

In Ferguson, Missouri this week, the public has turned the notion of “see something, say something” back on the state, via a digital tool of enormous power: online pictures and video. Their efforts – which began days before reporters descended when Twitter user @TheePharaoh posted pictures immediately after a police officer killed an unarmed black […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 16th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News State of recreation Kasich’s visit touts vocational education 10 years for Nov. burglaries Waterford community turns out for parade, fair Oh, a rowing we will go Top Headlines Poll: How often to you make use of the city’s recreation facilities? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 15th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Protect the Past: Mound Cemetery Identity revealed of man with lengthy criminal history Tracking deaths by overdose is not an easy task It’s Waterford Fair time! Match-up benefits United Way Top Headlines Poll: Will you attend the Waterford Fair this year? Great pictures of Marietta… […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 14th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Area high school bands gearing up Tackling area’s opiate epidemic Differing ideas over RV parks No way but a Segway Council OKs bid process for Armory work Top Headlines Poll: Have you finished your back-to-school shopping? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 13th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Sweet songs: Barbershop chorus welcomes weary travelers Macksburg man sentenced to 45 days 18 months for man selling LSD Community input on Cytec needed City again asking for bids from oil, gas interests Top Headlines Poll: What is your favorite Robin Williams movie? Great pictures […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 12th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News ‘War Birds’ arrive: Trained volunteers give tours of aircraft Not your average plane ride New round of renovations at public library Bill would give more protection to landlords in fair housing lawsuits Adoption celebration Top Headlines Poll: Have you considered adopting a child? Great pictures […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 11th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News River Regatta: Kayaks, rafts race on ‘Mighty Muskingum’ Path to graduation changing Dawes Day at The Castle Cleaning out the closet Around 200 backpacks given away at church party Top Headlines Poll: Will you go see the three World War II planes at the regional […]

WAR IS HORRIBLE, DISGUSTING AND REAL…

August 11th, 2014

The Iraqi soldier died attempting to pull himself up over the dashboard of his truck. The flames engulfed his vehicle and incinerated his body, turning him to dusty ash and blackened bone. In a photograph taken soon afterward, the soldier’s hand reaches out of the shattered windshield, which frames his face and chest. The colors […]

NOT THE (SUNDAY) MARIETTA TIMES…

August 10th, 2014

TODAY’S PARKERSBURG NEWS AND SENTINEL FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Community Pillar Elvis show wows City Park crowd Wood, cities enrolled in purchase card program Local businesses offer gluten-free products PHS Marching Band Celebrating Anniversary Top Headlines Poll: Do you believe fired former Ohio State University marching band director Jonathan Waters should bear […]

TROUBLE RIGHT HERE IN RIVER CITY MARIETTA…

August 9th, 2014

I called this back on 21 June. Want to know how Marietta and Washington County are going to spend all of that cash rolling in from fracking? How about a bigger jail, more police and sheriffs to handle rising crime and increased social services loads. A gun-shot wound treatment refresher course for local hospitals will […]

NOT THE MARIETTA TIMES

August 9th, 2014

TODAY’S MARIETTA TIMES FRONT PAGE Today’s headlines include: Local News Rivers, Trails, Ales Human trafficking ring busted 4 years in prison for break-in Safe Sleep campaign extended to parents Downtown ‘walk’ attracts busy crowd Friday Top Headlines Poll: Are you planning a last-minute summer trip? Great pictures of Marietta… What’s going on here… Previously…

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