Humor

“Many a truth is said in jest.”

Learn more about Xtranormal, the popular do-it-yourself text-to-movie application used to make the above video.  Check out  WSJ’s Andy Jordan’s Tech Diary: Hilarious DIY Cartoons – Dec. 14, 2010

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Doonesbury, Gary Treudeau, Sunday, Jan 23, 2011

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Gene Weingarten column mentions Lady Gaga.
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A digital salute to online journalism.

By Gene Weingarten
Sunday, July 18, 2010; W32

Not very long ago, the typical American newsroom had three types of jobs: reporter, editor and photographer. But lately, as newspapers have been frantically converting themselves into high-tech, 24-hour online operations, things are more complicated.
Call me a grumpy old codger, but I liked the old way better. For one thing, I used to have at least a rudimentary idea of how a newspaper got produced: On deadline, drunks with cigars wrote stories that were edited by constipated but knowledgeable people, then printed on paper by enormous machines operated by people with stupid hats and dirty faces.
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Jamie McIntyre, named DC’s Funniest Reporter —  Friday April 9. 2010

Commedia Dell Media : Comedic journalists performing at the National Press Club.  Listen to the WTOP Radio report from Man About Town – Bob Madigan


This Just In…
Here more evidence that it’s impossible to create a parody of cable television news that can’t be mistaken for the real thing.  (Warning: includes R-rated language including the F-word, and the BS-word.)

Click on picture see the "Breaking News"

Onion News Network: “There’s some BS happening somewhere…”


How To Report The News — Charlie Booker

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Unfit to print
The secrets that journalists never told you, until now–

By Gene Weingarten
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 13, 2009

As I write this, journalists across the country are spending hours a day on Twitter, answering an industry call to list the 100 things they should and should not be doing in their work. (I suggest they should be spending less time on Twitter.) If the general public knew how seriously we take our craft, it would be less likely to have such contempt for the mainstream media and suspicion of our ethics and motives. As a public service, I’m sharing my do’s and don’ts here.  READ MORE

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Trade Secrets

There are some things you just can’t teach

By Joel Achenbach
Sunday, May 22, 2005

I taught a seminar on “Intermediate Journalism” at a local university this past semester. Like many colleges, the school brings in outsiders as “adjunct professors,” meaning “professors who are paid cat food money.” Being on campus brought back memories of my adolescence, since that’s the last time I made $2.50 an hour.  READ MORE:

Doonesbury, by Gary Treudeau

It isn’t just about the story. It’s about my RELATIONSHIP to the story.”

— Roland Hedley, Dec 25, 2005

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