Month: November 2009

  • Jugtown vase

    At the Celebration of Seagrove Potters on Friday night, I picked up this vase made by Travis Owens of Jugtown Pottery. Jugtown was recently featured on a PBS Craft in America show and Travis Owens is in that segment. The Celebration continues through Sunday if you happen to be in Piedmont area of North Carolina.…

  • From gatekeeper to “sense-maker”

    Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, discusses the future of journalism. The gatekeeper role may be gone, but there are other roles for the Press to play, like “sense-maker.” (via

  • Training and focusing on content quality even in tight times

    E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne is getting some kudos for focusing on editorial quality and training even as the economics of the media business have forced painful cutbacks. A large training program focused on storytelling has launched amid the media industry recession for the company’s 10 TV stations. “It’s very deep and broad training in…