Monthly Archives: July 2010

Final Fridays

While I was waiting for my latte at Donkey’s this morning, everybody seemed to be in an extraordinarily good mood. It turns out that they were all very happy that it was such a beautiful day, and the beauty was, … Continue reading

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Cycling in Athens – 10 Reasons

5 Reasons why you should ride a bicycle in Athens, Ohio: Hockhocking Adena Bikeway: A most beautiful ride from Athens to Nelsonville along the Hocking River with an amazing scenery and several interesting things to see and explore, e.g. the … Continue reading

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New Territory

So far, the size of my Athens world has been as big as my walking enthusiasm (which has varied quite a bit). Today I expanded my world drastically – by renting a bike. There is a most beautiful bikeway that … Continue reading

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Interviewing, Technology, and Online Courses

Over the past two days, the academic program was dedicated to interviewing and technology. Jack Brady, who skyped in from Boston, is the author of the book The Interviewer’s Handbook and has lots of stories to tell about interviews he … Continue reading

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Ombudsmen, Community Journalism, and Media Ratings

Today’s session started with a phone-conversation with Andy Alexandra, Ombudsman at The Washington Post in Washington, D.C. The Post was one of the very first papers in the U.S. to institutionalize the position of an ombudsman in 1970 and has … Continue reading

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Morning and sunset.

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Back to School

Yes, the ironic undertone in this headline is intended. While this is certainly not true for all sessions, it is true for some where the level of the presentations is just not right. The headline of Monday’s session was “Good … Continue reading

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