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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on October 8, 2015

Recently I was flooded by a number of fond memories about my time here at USF.  They remind me of proverb of French origin that was used by the French novelist Alphonse Karr (1808-90).

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on October 4, 2015

Is writing really relevant anymore? Why does it seem that everything being read is about celebrities or some other equally unimportant part of actual living? I would like to talk about a blog published discussing how we produce and consume journalistic information in our world.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on September 28, 2015

Kim Davis is the Rowan County, Kentucky clerk who made national headlines by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She even went to jail for 5 days and may end up there again for her refusals.

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on September 9, 2015

I’d like to talk about websites in my entry to you this month. Websites… hmmmm, websites… urrh. What about them?

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on August 26, 2015

Right from the start, you already know the answer I am going to give you…yes, it is. Why?  It’s the car dealer effect.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 23, 2015

A few weeks ago I went to a film festival in Toronto to hear my screenplay script being performed by professional actors. For the backstory on how I got there, click here.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 14, 2015

Last week I was in Toronto for a film festival. For the backstory, check out a previous post. I learned a few things that I’d like to pass along:

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 6, 2015

While we wait for the renovation of WCSF to finish, the Encounter office becomes the multimedia hub of the university. It looks neater than some of the newsrooms I've worked in....

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on June 8, 2015

I actually did it! My screenplay A Compact Death is one of three finalists at the Reelheart International Film Festival in Toronto. Yeah, Canada!

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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on May 1, 2015

       Yes, I am old school, technology-wise; my phone was “dumb” until a couple of years ago.  I just added a FaceBook app to my now-smart phone a few months ago.  Ahhh, the joys and banalities of instantaneous communication . . . ! 

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on April 12, 2015

I don’t Facebook. Yes, you read that right; I don’t FB. You might ask, why not Professor Rosner, all my friends and relatives do? The answer is not easily explained. For instance, I would FB if there was a modicum of privacy but there simply isn’t.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 27, 2015

Way back when, in November, I wrote about brand journalism and how the journalism ethos was being fostered in PR/Communication departments of businesses in order to creat

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 9, 2015

How does Angelina Jolie get wings in "Maleficent?" How did Helen Bonham Carter get the big head and tiny body in Alice in Wonderland?" How does Hollywood do that? They call Carey Villegas.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on March 4, 2015

Reflections on time well spent during Spring Breaks…

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on February 19, 2015

This was my cheesy way of getting you to read this blog. In any case, Valentine’s Day has just past and the big hype in media was that “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on February 12, 2015

Some students and I were talking about technology the other day.  I made the statement that radio was the first mobile medium. Then I thought to myself, wait, scratch that. Books were the first mobile medium.

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on February 2, 2015

Do we live on the web? Are we addicted to social media? Recently I was reading an article in Wired Magazine about “addictive” marketing. We all know about old school addictive marketing—cigarettes, beer, weed (Yes, pot was legal at one time in the entire U.S.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on December 30, 2014

“Black Monday” - this year on December 29 - is the day after the regular NFL football season ends. It is the day coaches, general managers and other front-office personnel get fired after disappointing seasons. Some years it is a bloodbath. Other years, not so much.

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Posted by Dr. Terre Layng Rosner on December 1, 2014

I went to the movies for two weekends in a row and saw Brad Pitt’s Fury and the next Saturday, Nicholas Spark’s The Best of Me. I was depressed by the former and completely disappointed in the latter.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 3, 2014

Yes, young Frodo, we walk a dangerous path.

On one side, journalism: tell the truth….right wrongs…fight evil.

On the other side, public relations: yell the truth (as we see it)…set the record straight…fight to show we’re not evil personified.

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