Monday, December 29, 2008
My least favorites: "The Searchers," "High Noon," "Dr. Strangelove," "A Night at the Opera" and "Annie Hall."
On my list, the No. 1: "The Wizard of Oz."
Although I love many of the films on this list -- including "Citizen Kane," "The Godfather," "Star Wars," "The Sound of Music," "West Side Story," "Cabaret," "The Sixth Sense," "Pulp Fiction," "Toy Story" and the ones listed above -- "The Wizard of Oz" best captures in my mind the mysterious magic of film making, when the process of character and plot development perfectly complements the imagery and the journey of the viewer to a very special place.
Next, I'm going to look back at the original list, from 1997, and see what films were dropped off in 2007. I'll view those efforts, too, and consider what changes I would make to the overall list, then report back.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
* Doing more with less since 1690. Ken Fuson, Des Moines Register
* We'll always have Paris ... or Britney -- Jim McPherson, Whitworth University
* It's how I change the world. -- Nick Escobar, The Elgin (Ill.) CourierNews
* Get it right, write it tight. -- Margaret McDonald, McDonald Wordsmith Communications
* They'll miss us when we're gone. -- Scott Powers, Patrick McGeehan, Matthew Jones, John Davenport
* Feed the lapdog, euthanize the watchdog -- Roy Peter Clark
* Who, what, when, where, why, Web -- Greg Phillips, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
* Facts, schmacts ... how is my hair? -- Kathy Sweeney, anchor/investigative reporter, Heartland News
* Dirty commie latte-sipping liberal scum -- Ryan Kelly, Christopher Newport University
* Please stop griping, now start typing. -- Jeff Unger, University of Illinois
And the honorable mentions:
* We're sorry about all the trees -- Ken Fuson
* We checked: Our mother still loves us -- Ken Fuson
* Stop the presses! Oh, you did. -- Jim McPherson
* Information you can trust until tomorrow -- Jim McPherson
* No news is not good news -- J. David Knepper and Leah Etling
* Black and white, but not green enough -- Robert Timmons
* How many inches is the truth? -- Casey Bartels
* Got stry – will txt u asap -- Lynn McMahon
* Seek the truth, not the money -- Angele' Anderfuren
* Not tonight, dear. I'm on deadline -- Christopher Ortiz
* We don't make this shit up -- Deb Sutton
* Writers' block is on Fleet Street -- Anand Raj
* Dead wood floats. So can we -- Ray Martinez
* A journalist's work is never done -- Randy Rogers
* If we go, who will know? -- Steve Riley
* History's first version, updated every minute -- Rebecca Jones
* Five Double You and One Age (Quinque Bi Tu Et Unum Aetas) -- Sebastian Moraga
* We break stuff. Like the news -- Ryan Kelly
* Critical thinking? We outsourced to India -- Dennis Alchemist
* It beats working for a living -- Jim Naughton
* Speak truth to power, or else -- Peter Gates
* Journalistic bias? There’s no stinking bias! -- Tim Owens
* Journalism lives where the truth lies -- Daneja Kirkland
* But this IS my day job! -- Mike Gruss
* We won't bore you with context -- Lois M. Collins
* News now: We'll fix it later -- Lois M. Collins
* Accuracy, accuracy, accuracy! No, seriously. Accuracy! -- Tim Schulte
* Every silver lining has a cloud -- David Vossbrink
* Must be readable on the crapper! -- Michael Sweeney
* Eye on the ball; ear on the ground -- Peter Dannenberg
* Mainstream media: We’re your grandfather’s blog -- Jim McPherson
* Filling the space between the ads -- Jim McPherson
* Write the truth between the lines -- Lynn McMahon
* Ding dong, the print is dead -- Russel Nichols
* There's a period key. Use it. -- Dan Close
* Journalism: Sizing down, so bottom's up! -- Matthew Cate
* Pyramids to blogosphere, and everywhere in between -- Bill West
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
San Francisco already is doing this
Imagine being in a city, walking down a row of restaurants, and being able to instantly access reviews from the last 10 customers of each place. That's news you can use.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Here are some great resources, via:
I don’t do this too often, but every now and then I offer up a list of places to search for freelance writing jobs. Today, I’m expanding that to include freelance blogging jobs. I hope that now that you know where I look, you won’t abandon us here!
23 places to find freelance writing jobs and freelance blogging jobs.
- Freelance Writing Jobs - We are the number one freelance writer community online. How cool is that?
- About Freelance Writing - Anne Wayman’s awesome resource includes leads three times a week. I’ve been talking to Anne about trading some guests posts and collaborating on some things. She’s good people and looks out for writers. Also visit her blog The Golden Pencil.
- Problogger - Darren Rowse’s blog about blogging features a job board filled with blogging gigs. I found a few great gigs here.
- Performancing - In addition to checking out our job board, check out some great articles and forum posts about blogging.
- Craigslist - Don’t laugh. Craigslist is an amazing resource. I found one of my biggest corporate clients on Craigslist. Just be sure to keep a wary eye out for scams and people who want something for nothing.
- Indeed - Try this job search engine to narrow down your search. Better yet, use the Indeed search box in the sidebar to the right.
- Writers Weekly - I found my first freelance writing gig through Angela Hoy’s list at Writer’s Weekly.
- Freelance Writing - Though this is a haven for extremely low paying jobs, you might find a gem or two.
- Blogger Jobs - A blog listing blogging jobs and bloggers looking for jobs.
- Poe War - A daily stop for freelance writing and blogging jobs and advice.
- BlogHer -I found my gig with Oxygen Media here. Occasionally you’ll find some very cool stuff.
- Gawker - A very cool list of “New Media” opportunities. Many of these jobs pay very well.
- Media Bistro - If the big magazines and newspapers are hiring freelancers, you’ll find it here.
- WAHM - Lists several telecommuting jobs, including freelance writing and blogging jobs, a few times a week.
- Freelance Switch - Jobs for all sorts of freelancers including writers, bloggers and web stuff.
- Telecommuting-Writing Jobs - One of the regulars, Amy Derby, has created a resource for telecommuters including freelance writing jobs.
- Sunoasis Jobs -A regularly updated job lis. I haven’t had any luck here, but you might!
- Absolute Write - Occasionally lists jobs in their forum.
- Journalism Jobs - Plenty of freelance writing jobs.
- All Freelance Writing Jobs - Lists freelance writing jobs a few times a week.
- Writer Find - Sometimes has decent jobs.
- Freelance Blogging Jobs - A great list of blogging gigs.
- Freelancing for Blogs - This is a new one for me, but I’ll be checking it out more often.
I hope you’ll still come back!!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday, February 3, 2008
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