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James Craven
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.
Interests: Writing, cycling, sailing
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This is somewhat of a tricky blogpost, because I do not want to come across as a self-proclaimed martyr, but I do want to express the frustration that I am sure other journalists in similar straits find themselves. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
The issue is not where journalism is going. The issue is what will the new information dissemination practice be? Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
It has been the norm for news organizations to not identify victims of sexual abuse. But why? Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
Narrative Science predicts that 90 percent of all news stories may be machine-robot-computer generated in 15 years. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
One problem, neither Gatehouse nor its corporate leaders appear successful, according to their annual filing with the Securites and Exchange Commission. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
Well, it has now been almost three months since I joined the ranks of the unemployed, and began this blog. It was, if anyone remembers, to be a look at being unemployed. I was optimistic that I would be able... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2012 at The Craven Chronicles
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A paycheck is recognition of productivity. It substantiates that you have done something for someone and that the something has value. It allows society to look at you as a contributor. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles
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Yesterday was rainy, cloudy and simply a depressingly dreary day. So, I stepped out in coat and tie and decided to head for my job fair. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles
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After one-hour and thirty-two minutes, I am as convinced as I can ever be that while the state of newspapers are continuing to decline, the honesty and integrity of those behind the paper and ink product are unchanging. Watching Andrew... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles
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Watching Andrew Rossi's "Page One: Inside The New York Times" made me remember whi I wanted to be a newspaper reporter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at Media Trough
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It has been an interesting week. I made my initial foray into Unemployment Land by going online and doing in a few minutes what once would have taken many hours in line. I registered for my benefits, and it was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles
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A report Saturday by Shannon McCaffrey of the Associated Press says presidential candidate Herman Cain is expected to announce whether he will stay in the race or hang up his top office aspirations. Cain “is keeping supporters in suspense ahead of his expected announcement Saturday about whether he will quit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2011 at Media Trough
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Is it paranoia if someone really is watching you? Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Media Trough
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While the rest of the world is preparing for 2012, a church in the green hills of Kentucky appears to still be living in 1912. Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2011 at Media Trough
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As news organizations continue to downsize, entrepreneurs are stepping up with ideas on ways to fill the void. And since I now have some time on my hands I took a look at one of those ideas this morning. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles
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There was a time when every city had at least two newspapers. Often there were a couple of morning papers and then the reliable afternoon daily. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2011 at The Craven Chronicles