Category Archives: Smock – Fri

Aftermath: Blockparties Live Broadcast

Saturday, May 14, our Interactive II class successfully covered six events throughout the five boroughs! Together, we developed an idea to cover six diverse cultural festivals and block parties that reflected changes to the 2010 census. I covered the 36th … Continue reading

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Portfolio update: The numbers are in!

During spring break I tried installing Google Analytics to my portfolio, and failing that, I opted for the WordPress stats plug-in. The plug-in was installed on April 28, but I didn’t start promoting my portfolio on Facebook and Twitter until … Continue reading

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What box do you check?

The Census Bureau announced last month that more than nine million Americans identified themselves as belonging to two or more race groups, a 32% increase over the last decade. The increase in the number of Americans identifying as mixed race … Continue reading

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Portfolio Traffic

This past week, I installed the WordPress.com Stats plugin to monitor the traffic to my portfolio site. The results reflect an effort to utilize a variety of social media platforms to promote my site. The graph illustrates the steady decrease … Continue reading

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Child Welfare and Immigration: Immigrant Youth in Foster Care

Vanessa Fuentes’ life in Mexico stopped at 16 when she moved to the United States. As an unaccompanied and undocumented minor in foster care, Fuentes feared deportation. Her story is one of hundreds of immigrant youth in New York City … Continue reading

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Russell’s Got a New Kid!

Just wanted to share the good news that adjunct professor Russell Chun’s wife Khin gave birth to a baby girl, Chloe Mai, 5lb. 9oz., 18″, on Tuesday, March 29. I’m collecting contributions for a gift, so feel free to pass … Continue reading

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Technical resources for your multimedia project

A reminder when you get to post-production phase on your multimedia projects — we’ve got some superb resources available to you among our broadcast associates on the third floor. They’re knowledgeable, ready to help and open to scheduling one-on-one time … Continue reading

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Another Discovery Freelance Blogging Opportunity

A former colleague who’s now a managing editor at Discovery News is looking for J-school students or recent grads looking for work blogging about animal news. She admits pay isn’t great, but it’s a good way to get clips. This … Continue reading

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Bright lights of Broadway

Broadway has been resilient in spite of the economic slump and controversial productions. Gross sales are at an all-time high, and despite negative reviews, a spate of injured cast members and workplace safety violations, the $65-million production “Spiderman” is one … Continue reading

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Good Networking Opportunity

The folks at the well-read PBS blog MediaShift are looking for a J-School student or two who’d be willing to help out at a MediaShift mixer in the East Village, staffing the door on the evening of April 5. In … Continue reading

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