Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Excellent piece produced by MBC Alums

Former MBC staff members Kieren Astall and Scott O'Lone produced this amazing documentary for a course they're taking at Ohio University.  Kieren and Scott are seniors at O.U. They produced and created a short documentary for their  senior documentary class. After working on it all semester their professor and dean decided it was good enough to enter it into the BEA media arts festival. Its about Thomas Walker, a father of a schizophrenic who after seeing the unkempt cemeteries of the Athens Asylum decided to clean it up and begin finding the identities of the unmarked grave sites.
http://vimeo.com/81974531  Check out the video FOUND

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Even 60 Minutes makes mistakes

Lara Logan who is a rising star at CBS News was recently suspended by CBS News for a flawed report on Benghazi that aired on 60 Minutes.  Logan is scheduled to return to 60 Minutes sometime early next year.  http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/12/lara-logan-to-return-to-minutes-179706.html Logan gained international acclaim when she reported on the 2011 upheaval in Egypt and was the victim of a savage sexual assault. This case just shows young journalists that even experienced journalists can comprise their ethics and make mistakes but in the end the executive producer stood up and took responsibility. Logan's producer Max McClellan was also forced to take a leave of absence and is expected to return as well.  See what others are saying about the situation here http://www.niemanlab.org/2013/11/this-week-in-review-60-minutes-benghazi-breakdown-and-brain-drain-concerns-at-the-times/  Here is a story from the New York Times about what led to Logan's suspension/leave. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/business/media/leave-of-absence-for-lara-logan-after-flawed-benghazi-report.html?_r=0  Here is a link to the original report on 60 Minutes of Logan's attack in Egypt http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lara-logan-breaks-silence-on-cairo-assault/ There were a lot of media critics out there who were quick to jump all over Logan and 60 Minutes for the errors but in the end this situation provided those who are interested in news and especially reporting it that they must be diligent in their pursuit of the truth and when they make a mistake simply admit they made messed up and move on.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/09/business/media/cbs-correspondent-apologizes-for-report-on-benghazi-attack.html?ref=media Logan's apology http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/lara-logans-on-air-apology-for-flawed-benghazi-report/?ref=media

Monday, December 16, 2013

MBC Alum Alex Day produces video at U.K.

MBC alum Alex Day, now a freshman at the University of Kentucky recently produced the following video about Journalism.  Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpHFF7q8ozg&feature=youtube

Friday, December 13, 2013

Shout out to Katie

Katie Hibner could possibly be one of the most interesting people in the world.  Congratulations to Katie for being honored by Ball State University for a news feature that was recently in The Chroniclehttp://blend.bsujournalismworkshops.com/2013/11/27/october-monthly-contest-winners/

Start blogging Katie !

Monday, December 9, 2013

College Decision shout out time

It may be early but some Chronicle and MBC seniors are already making their college decisions.  Congratulations to Morgan Orlando - the University of Tennessee, Gabe Dubois - the University of Missouri, Chloe Knue - Miami University, Joey Thomas - the University of Cincinnati, Lindsay Cornwell - Bowling Green State University, Allie Fultz - Ohio University, and Kendall Jones - the Art Institute of Cincinnati. Congratulations to our seniors.  More to come...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brave New World - 60 Minutes piece on Amazon

If you want ingenuity look no further than Amazon.  Once again the private sector shows us how to adapt.  Suggestion - Affordable Care Health/Obamacare people - maybe you should talk to the folks who run Amazon on how to set up a website.

Super Star Blogger


I have to give a shout out to super star blogger Madison Krell.  Even though Madison and I have opposing viewpoints when it comes to the existence of Bigfoot - I still admire Madison's blog. This week she has a great spin on the holiday season.  Check out Madison's blog. http://madisonkrell.wordpress.com/  Another Chronicle blogger who has a cool and very graphically pleasing blog is Katie Hermann - check out Katie's blog here.  If you like music you'll like Katie's blog.  http://international-alternative-music.blogspot.com/
 
 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell on 60 Minutes

I have read Malcolm Gladwell book's David and Goliath http://www.amazon.com/David-Goliath-Underdogs-Misfits-Battling/dp/0316204366 This is an awesome book and I think it is a great read.  The author Malcolm Gladwell is truly a unique individual.  You've got to watch the feature about him that was on 60 Minutes.  Gladwell also wrote the popular books The Outliers and The Tipping Point