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http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/29/taylor.mitchell/index.html

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Among his more unusual keepsakes from Africa, which include lion claws and teeth, are two large, hairy, potato-shaped objects.

Packer just could not resist bringing back authentic, African lion hairballs.

Just thought I'd share this gem of a photo from my interview! I doubt that most of you have had the chance to see a real lion hairball before.

Sexy TV's

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Who put the site in German? Anyways, here's a follow-up to the sex offender TV debate:
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2009/10/21/sex-offender-tv-qa/
This Journo Thing Ain't a Game, Boys and Girls Medill Journalism Students at Northwestern U who claim their reporting has exonerated a 1978 murder suspect are on the hot seat and under subpoena... Full Story Here: Discuss amongst yourselves...

Caroline Lowe bio

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Nick asked me to post this:
http://wcco.com/bios/caroline.lowe.reporter.9.340625.html

Story Worth a Listen

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After last Thursday's class I was reminded of one of my favorite radio stories. It's about a ride along a writer took with a few cops in New York City. I heard it on This American Life last year, though it originally aired on a podcast called The Moth (which is also awesome). Here's the link to the whole show, which is about an hour long. The cop story is told by Richard Price, starting at around minute 8. It's only about 15 minutes long.
I am a longtime fan of Beato, who writes for Reason magazine.  He is optimistic, but in a different way than most of us are used to.


Amusing Ourselves to Depth
Is The Onion our most intelligent newspaper?

After the Newspaper
As urban dailies die, a search for other sources of local information

Brave New Media World
How Ashton Kutcher beat CNN on Twitter
This is not the best way to discover news that happened today, but if you're looking for a criminal complaint for a high profile case in Hennepin County you can just go to this website:

http://www.hennepinattorney.org/Press/CriminalComplaints/tabid/65/Default.aspx
Please take the time to read the details of this...it's hilarious.

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/59797497.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU
This is from the 10-12-09 NYTimes, a story about twin sisters with journalism degrees and NO JOB INTERVIEWS... http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/nyregion/11twins.html?_r=1&emc=eta1&pagewanted=all
Gang: This is the column I wrote after my brother, Chris, was elected Mayor of St Paul in 2005: Paper: STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) Newspaper of the Twin Cities Headline: Thoughts, advice for Chris, straight from the godfather Date: 11/10/05 Section: NEWS Page: 01B Edition: METRO Byline: Nick Coleman; Staff Writer When I was 11, I would come home from school and be given the task of rocking my new baby brother so he would stop screeching long enough for my mother to rustle up dinner for the rest of us. I could never get him to shut up. He loved the sound of his own voice even more than the rest of us in a very noisy clan. Now, he is mayor-elect of St. Paul. I say that with pride and a little anxiety. Chris Coleman has what it takes to be a great mayor and serve his city with distinction. If he does, you won't hear a peep from me, and that is as it should be: I took no part in the politicking and I won't take part in the horn-blowing. But if he screws up, all bets are off: Ink is thicker than blood, and I can take him to the woodshed, if he needs it. I promised I would. I am, after all, his godfather, too. My parents had even more children than they had friends, so I was shoved to the baptismal font and made the godfather, renouncing Satan and Republicans on Chris' behalf and promising to look after his spiritual welfare. Afterward, I was dumped off at the Uptown Theater on Grand Avenue where the big kids watched "The Guns of Navarone" while the new baby stayed home and talked politics with the grownups. That crack about Satan and the Republicans was just a St. Paul joke, but Randy Kelly is not laughing this morning. I feel bad for Kelly, a deadly earnest guy for whom I voted four years ago and who did a decent job for St. Paul but had a mid-career identity crisis and squandered his political career on George W. Bush. It may seem unfair outside St. Paul that Kelly's endorsement of President Bush sank his campaign, but this is not a game we are playing in this country and, in the minds of most St. Paul voters, Kelly voted himself off the island. Some who hate that the big cities in this state remain dens of Democrats have derided Chris as "the legacy candidate" because his father was a DFL state senator. But that is unfair to Chris: Dad died almost 25 years ago, when Chris was a skinny 19-year-old. No one handed Chris anything. Still, I agree he has a legacy to uphold. All mayors do: The fundamental legacy of honest service to a city and the people of all walks and beliefs who built it over a century and a half and made it into a place where people invest their hopes, their children and their lives. My Irish-born grandmother, who sold scarves at the Golden Rule department store, liked to take her grandkids downtown on the bus, to a movie and the ice cream parlor. Sometimes, she'd take them to City Hall, where she'd plunk the kid in the mayor's chair and laugh as she said, "There you are, Your Honor. Someday, you'll be the mayor of this fine city, and why not?" Dreams still come true in this place. Today, I congratulate my loud-mouthed brother and remind him to remember all the people, dead and alive, who plunked him in the big chair. It's not your town, Bro. You just work for us. . Nick Coleman - ncoleman@startribune.com.
Last night on his MSNBC show "Countdown" Keith Olbermann talked about health care reform for the entire hour. His special comments are usually at most a segment long, but last night it took up the entire hour. I'm interested in what you all think of the choice of him talking to the camera for an hour in a show that normally has 3-4 guests. Is it worthwhile at this point, several months into a heated debate? I'm not interested in debating whether we should have a single payer system or co-ops everywhere as much as the news judgment of having this show on a (seemingly) random Wednesday night in October. Here's the whole show: Here's a link to the transcript. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33213245/ns/msnbc_tv-countdown_with_keith_olbermann
Gang: This is the Colbert Report "Current Events" sequence highlighting random Tasering of citizens: http://www.hulu.com/watch/98861/the-colbert-report-current-events---trucker-soccer-mom-and-taser-x3 Timely topic, too, since this Dude got Tasered last weekend at TCF Stadium: http://wcco.com/local/man.tasered.tcf.2.1234533.html

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Firefighter Story

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This might be helpful for the people who wanted to do something on the firefighter story....

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S1178338.shtml?cat=206

Twitter

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This seems like an interesting time to start employing homeless people in journalism..sign of hope or despair for us soon-to-be graduates??

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/06/homeless.tv/index.html?iref=24hours

Floating house

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I say we all chip in and buy one as a class. If it continues to rain like it has been recently, we may need it.

 http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33199555/ns/us_news-life/

DIVISION CHAMPS

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TWINS WINNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TINA TALKS!

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Tina Brown says Internet, Print go together like a horse and carriage (whatever they are):

TEST TEST TESTING

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Just checking to see if we're live. You try, too.
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Hey guys: here is our blog for JOUR3121. Everybody gets to play! Post here what you think is interesting, good or bad, about the news and the news media. I will create another entry named STORIES for you to each post a brief description of the story you are working on -- give us a budget line about the story and add any questions or concerns about how you plan to approach the assignment. Other entries may be created as we go along, and you are all welcome to create entries, post your thoughts or link to anything you want us to see... Let's have fun! Nick Coleman
Hey guys: here is our blog for JOUR3121. Everybody gets to play! Post here what you think is interesting, good or bad, about the news and the news media. I will create another entry named STORIES for you to each post a brief description of the story you are working on -- give us a budget line about the story and add any questions or concerns about how you plan to approach the assignment. Other entries may be created as we go along, and you are all welcome to create entries, post your thoughts or link to anything you want us to see... Let's have fun! Nick Coleman

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