Posts Tagged ‘Journalist’

Iraqi journalist's shoes 'destroyed' after Bush attack

Posted by andreaitis on December 18, 2008

Iraqi journalist’s shoes ‘destroyed’ after Bush attack

3 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AFP) — Security agents destroyed the shoes thrown at US President George W. Bush by an Iraqi journalist during checks to ensure they did not contain explosives, the investigating judge said on Thursday.

“The shoes were examined by the Iraqi and American security services and then destroyed,” the judge told AFP.

AFP: Iraqi journalist’s shoes ‘destroyed’ after Bush attack

This is really a shame.  Those shoe’s would’ve gone for a high price on ebay.


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bitter trousers

Posted by andreaitis on July 9, 2008

ben and rich heidorn, a father-son team, have launched Treehouse Media Project to help educate journalists about new media.

news flash:  it’s not ‘new’ media anymore.  and if you’re a real journalist, you sorta shoulda seen this coming.

journalists are, in essence, story tellers.  and the medium shouldn’t matter.  i like reading the newspaper as much as the next geek, the feel of the paper, the ink smudges, the intricate folding patterns when on a cramped commute.   but the story is the story, and it’s all about finding the audience.

funny that so many journalists seem to be approaching this story with such grudging reluctance to change.  where’s the renegade spirit?  where’s the fight for the new frontier?

c’mon.  let freedom ping.

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