Monthly Archives: January 2012

YOU REALLY LIKE ME?

Portier has a spirited writing style.  His dialogue is sharp and life-like.  And he knows the TV business like only a news shooter in the 94th market can. Mike James; NewsBlues.com I’m not sure what I expected to happen when I published … Continue reading

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THIS DUDE DOES SOMETHING . . .

What’s your favorite movie? What’s it about? Those are the first two questions I ask every journalism class I speak to.  Now, you’re thinking, “Turd, what the hell do movies have to do with the news business?” To be honest, … Continue reading

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CHET DIMPLECHIN vs UNCLE FRED

I can’t think of a single journalist I’ve ever worked with ever admitting they wanted to be a storyteller. “Reporter” just sounds so important.  It conjures images of the neatly coiffed Chet Dimplechin bearing witness to the mess the tornado … Continue reading

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