One thing that fascinated me was the paint-by-numbers concept he’s using to help students and community members get involved. Here’s a look at what the tiles look like after he traces them from a digital file onto a tile and numbers them by color:
Next time I ever contemplate complaining about publicists or public relations person, I’ll have to remember this viral video of Marion Cotillard’s publicist completely dissing a reporter on the red carpet.
Since it was a red-carpet event, the cameras were rolling and caught the whole thing:
I think the sentiment is OK – I mean, she’s busy, whatever, but the tone was just KILLLLER.
Look, everyone’s just trying to do their jobs, you, me, the reporter, etc. There’s no need to be rude about it. That’s the only thing I will say.
Any reporters out there with similar horror stories?
Yesterday, fellow reporter Marcia Moore said she had an article she wanted me to read and discuss.
It was a Gawker article on a reporter from Alabama who posted 10 “confessions” on her blog and – after refusing to take them down – was fired.
Shea Allen, the reporter in question
Here’s what she said:
I’ve gone bra-less during a live broadcast and no one was the wiser.
My best sources are the ones who secretly have a crush on me.
I am better live when I have no script and no idea what I’m talking about.
I’ve mastered the ability to contort my body into a position that makes me appear much skinner in front of the camera than I actually am.
I hate the right side of my face.
I’m frightened of old people and I refuse to do stories involving them or the places they reside.
Happy, fluffy, rainbow stories about good things make me depressed.
I’ve taken naps in the news car.
If you ramble and I deem you unnecessary for my story, I’ll stop recording but let you think otherwise.
I’ve stolen mail and then put it back. (maybe)
My thoughts were: Well……she deserved it.
My approach to blogging is to always make sure that while you’re blogging about what’s going on, you always have to assume that your boss and your sources are going to read it – whether it’s on your personal blog, work blog, Twitter, anything. If you wouldn’t want them to, then don’t post it.
And if you happen to make a boo-boo and your boss says to take it down …. do it. Or you can lose your job.
You have to always assume your boss is out there, reading what you write.
And while I completely support the right to free speech – you have to realize that we’re living in a world where you have to be aware of what you say because these things go global. Sure you can say whatever you want, but if someone decides it’s harmful to their brand, they can fire you.
So, I agree with her boss’ decision. It’s a hard lesson to learn, but sometimes, you need to learn it.
They served a meal and helped organize the group’s food pantry, with the goal of bringing it up to Central PA Food Bank standards so the group can become a “member organization” and purchase more and better food for less.
Here’s some photos from my trip there:
The Americorps volunteers are getting their assignments.
If there’s one thing you have to get used to as a reporter it’s this: People generally don’t like it when you do your job.
I’m not trying to get into a deep psychological “we’re watchdogs of government” speeches – it’s just a fact that people don’t think very highly of reporters and you’re going to get snapped at or hear comments about “the media.”
Heck, sometimes they’re from my mother and boyfriend.
This sentiment was on full display this week when John McCain snapped at a reporter who pressed him about why he wasn’t at a briefing on the Benghazi situation, something he’s been very vocal about.