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journalism



As a journalism student, Cole Louison ’00 wrote for the Ithacan, helped found the independent student-run magazine Buzzsaw Haircut (now Buzzsaw), and freelanced for the Ithaca Journal. Since graduating, Louison worked for a small newspaper in Martha’s Vineyard and temped at different magazines in New York City (mainly answering phones, he says),...

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Longtime ABC News correspondent Bill Diehl '63 interviewed singer-songwriter-pianistTony DeSare '98 on February 16, 2009. Tony was appearing at the Algonquin Hotel's famed Oak Room, in a show he called "Mercer, Moon River, and Me." The appearance was a kick-off for DeSare's tour promoting his new album, "Radio Show." The tour will take the popular performer across the...

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Media center opens up a new world for journalism students. by Jessica Bachiochi '09 with Maura Stephens

What’s the difference between independent journalists and people working for corporate media? What separates a journalist with a degree from everyone else with a computer and access to the Internet?

These are just some...

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Indie media center hosts top practitioners at symposium. by Jessica Bachiochi ’09 with Maura Stephens

Don’t ask who produced Robert Greenwald’s documentary Iraq for Sale: the War Profiteers — unless you have a few hours to kill.

More than 3,000 people are responsible for funding the film about how large...

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Innovative culture chronicler Tom Wolfe lays it on the line. By Karin Fleming ‘09

“It’s just not a dignified occupation on any level,” said journalist Tom Wolfe of his profession. He then compared journalists to “beggars” — always scraping for the piece of information that will feed their story. A reporter, Wolf said, must...

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