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Friday, August 12, 2005
Where Are They Now #1
Nicole Zaloumis has joined Comcast SportsNet as the host of its "Insider" talk show that airs at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Zaloumis, a USF grad, had been working for the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C. ...
Though we have assembled digitally to talk of important things, who's doing what and where is interesting, too. Updates welcome. Also, anyone know where Mike Serazio is now? He was with a weekly in Houston but has apparently moved on.
Addendum: When you work in TV, they put your nice picture online, as in the case of Pat and Nicole and Vicky and Fred and Mark. (Click on their names and through you go.) This afternoon, I'll put a list of links on the left side of the blog front that will take us to the publications/organizations for which or to which you are contributing journalism, or to your blog. We'll stick the Foghorn up there, too, so that this becomes the one-stop shop for USF journalism. Meanwhile, here's c/net's own Kent German -- but he belonged to USF first -- threatening someone with a cellphone.
And here's a really weird addendum: Jennifer Jolly was one of my first USF journalism students -- and one of my very best students, I must say. After creating a career as a TV journalist by working for nickels and dimes in the far reaches of the country, she settled in SF several years ago and has worked parttime for KTVU. Looking for a link to her bio, I stumbled across an account, complete with pictures, of her getting whacked with a pie for being a tool of the corporate media. This, of course, is an issue close to the hearts of every journalism student at USF, where the defects of the corporate media are occasionally mentioned. Our students have been known to ask: If I get a nice job, will I be a tool of the corporate media? Phrasing it that way makes it sound like a joke, but it isn't. USF is all about not fooling ourselves, about asking hard questions about how we earn our bread. (Though as Woody Allen once said, "Man cannot live by bread along. He must also have a beverage.")
Pardon me. That was silly. I really would love to see someone start a post/string on the rich and vexing topic of the degree to which we in Media Studies are sometimes -- or perhaps only seem to be -- at cross-purposes.