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Editor's notes archive for April 2014


   Ball State journalists close down the year with a faculty-hosted party.

BSU journalists close out the year

My heart is in Muncie, Indiana, tonight, where my colleagues from the BSU at the Games team that covered the Sochi Olympics are gathered for a farewell party. I miss the gang but I want to send a special shout-out to the seniors who will…

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Bruce Reed: a rare breed in Idaho 

Idaho native Bruce Reed, a former aide to two U.S. presidents and a vice-president, was the keynote speaker Monday night for the 17th annual awards banquet sponsored by the Kootenai County Task Force on Human Rights. Reed recalled being in a planning meeting with President…

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FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014


   Marathon runner Ruth Beberman provided this photo of a scarf made by Lorna Doone Brewer (Courtesy photo)

Maker of scarf for runner comes forward

An unusual appeal by a Boston marathon runner worked. Runner Ruth Beberman sent me an email the day before Monday's race and asked if the newspaper could help her find a woman from Spokane named Katie, who she believed created the handmade scarf that Beberman…

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NPR reporter named dean of Montana J-School

The University of Montana has chosen an NPR reporter as the new dean of journalism. Larry Abramson will replace former Spokesman-Review newsroom exec Peggy Kuhr, who was promoted earlier to a vice president's role at the school.

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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez loved journalism

Gabriel García Marquez was a literary giant known around the world, but in his early days he was a journalist. The University of Texas' Journalism in the Americas blog has this interesting take on the author's regard for journalism: Garcia Marquez began law school in…

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A Washington skier's Afghan adventure

Nick Pontarolo, left, and longtime friend Casey Johnson, who works in Afghanistan, reunited for a unique skiing adventure. Photo provided by Pontarolo. Reporter Jody Lawrence Turner interviewed Nick Pontarolo, a 33-year-old Cheney resident, who spent about $3,000 on travel, visa and accommodations to snow ski…

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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014

The list of 2014 Pulitzer winners

By The Associated Press The 2014 Pulitzer Prize winners: ——— JOURNALISM Public Service: The Guardian US and The Washington Post Breaking News Reporting: The Boston Globe staff Investigative Reporting: Chris Hamby of The Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C. Explanatory Reporting: Eli Saslow of The…

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AP photographer killed in Afghanistan

Associated Press is reporting today that an Afghan police commander opened fire on two AP journalists inside a security forces base in eastern Afghanistan, killing prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon. Niedringhaus, 48, who had covered conflict zones from the Balkans…

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Human trafficking conference at Montana

The University of Montana is bringing in leading experts, government officials and civic leaders from around the world April 15-17 to discuss the prevalence and challenges of human trafficking during the 2014 Mansfield Conference in Missoula. The topic is one that I became interested in…

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