Where USF faculty, students and graduates are invited to talk about journalism and its problems and opportunities. This blog is not affiliated with the University of San Francisco, nor is the university responsible for any of the opinions expressed herein -- though it is certainly responsible for the people who entertain those opinions, having educated them. They make us proud.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

John Carroll on C-SPAN

I tuned into the final minutes of this C-SPAN segment in which John Carroll talks about the current state of journalism, at Trinity College. I can't seem to find a video archive anywhere, but hopefully C-SPAN will re-air it.

He talks a bit about the Tribune Co. and the L.A. Times, and also about new media, i.e. Internet and blogging. He says a lot of things that I agree with, that there is no accountability in new media. While new media, blogs in particular, allows everyone to exercise their freedom of speech, they should uphold the standards that print reporters do. He also brings up the point that things will change when corporations, government, and libel lawyers get involve (which, I believe, is already happening).

Here's the link to where you can buy the video.


Happy new year!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Nicole Zaloumis at ABC15 in Phoenix

Here's a nice link to photo and bio. Before next semester starts, the links on the left side *will* be updated.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Hi everyone. My name is Melody Nazarian and I graduated with a communications major and journalism minor in 05. I have spent the past year-and-a-half completing internships (SF Downtown Magazine, Celebritycafe.com, San Mateo Daily Journal, etc) and freelance/contract work (Where Magazine, Citysearch, Gentry Magazine, etc). I also regularly write for a fashion/shopping blog called Omiru (www.omiru.com). Check it out if you're into that. I have yet to find a full-time gig in this field, but I think the contacts I have made along the way are finally starting to come through. That's it from me. I'd love to find out about other USF graduates and what they've been up to since graduation.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Testing, testing, is anyone out there?

So I've been doing the blog thing at my new job. Give me until the new year and I'll let you know what I think about this whole blog business. The one thing I keep wondering is, "Does anybody read this sh*t?"

I need hits! Please check it out and let me know what you think.


A New Internship: Hurrah!

USF Junior Brigid Moore has just gotten an internship at wcities.com, where 2006 grad -- and journalism minor -- Doug Madey is a/the content director.

If you need brief travel clips for your portfolio, contact Doug at dougmadey@gmail.com. They even pay a little.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Vrinda Kissed a Frog

well, not really :) this particular frog is an endangered species, so i
would be lucky to even see one. check out my recent news story on a little
guy with red legs who's up against a big bad water company with timber money
on its mind.


here's the link

Not Us at USF

A comment from Daily Kos:

Part of that challenge is the dead weight of old-school journalism professors, secure in tenure, railing against newfangled technologies and those crazy kids who are destroying their utopian, long-extinct view of what journalism should really look like.