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Entries from June 2007

SPJ Awards

June 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

I know that the readers of this site are among the few interested in the results of our city’s journalism awards competition, so here’s a brief report on the latest, presented at the Henry Clay Thursday night. I was shocked to learn that in the Metro Newspapers division, my story for LEO entitled “On with [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · Radio · TV

Coverage of Kingdom Accident Recalls 1994

June 27th, 2007 · 3 Comments

I’ve been watching the media’s coverage of the tragic accident at Kentucky Kingdom, and can’t help but recall how a similar mishap precipitated one of the lengthiest and contentious media defamation cases in local history. As I wrote in LEO last year, a court ruled that WHAS-TV was guilty of, among other things, airing false [...]

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Tags: Media · Newspaper · TV

Scary: This Guy Almost Won

June 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The C-J’s Joe Gerth finally got to the bottom of the Steve Henry controversy at the University of Louisville, and he paints a scary picture. I thought the Courier’s profile of Henry was enough to persuade anyone reading it to vote for someone else, anyone else, in the May 22 Democratic primary for Governor, but [...]

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Tags: Politics

Cabo Wabo: Clear Winner

June 19th, 2007 · Comments Off

For the dozen or so members of the Cabo Wabo board of directors, once the bi-annual party starts, the work is done. At Saturday’s Summer Fling at Bowman Field, about a thousand folks showed up for the party — to drink beer and wine and listen to Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. Cabo Wabo’s board [...]

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Tags: Sponsorships

GSA Program is All Good

June 19th, 2007 · Comments Off

There’s a great article by Andrew Adler in the June 18 Courier-Journal about the Governors Scholars for the Arts program. Adler’s piece highlights the program ‘s encouragement of young artists to learn and work during an intense three-week camp. Say what you will about state government, but this is a program that pays dividends in [...]

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Tags: Politics · Sponsorships · Video

Survey Says: No more Dick Wilson stock reports

June 18th, 2007 · Comments Off

My friend Dick Wilson is known for simply being the best-connected individual in many social circles, for his numerous generous acts for charities, and as a leading stockbroker at UBS. But Wilson’s name is familiar to public radio listeners for his daily stock reports, which have aired in one form or another for nearly two [...]

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Tags: Radio

The V.V. in USAToday

June 18th, 2007 · Comments Off

The ‘Ville Voice was featured in a USAToday Web column Friday for its blog of the Louisville-Rice game from the College World Series.  The V.V. was apparently the only media outlet blogging the game live (from my living room) on Friday, as the Courier-Journal chose to follow the NCAA rules and bypass the opportunity. The [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Sports · TV

Louisville vs. Rice in Omaha

June 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Stay tuned for a LIVE blog of the Louisville vs. Rice baseball game from Omaha. Louisville will be the visitor, with the same lineup it used during the Super Regional: Boomer Whiting – CF, Logan Johnson – 2B, Daniel Burton – 1B, Isaiah Howes – LF, Jorge Castillo – DH, Chris Dominguez – 3B, Pete [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Sports

On Not Following the NCAA’s Rules

June 13th, 2007 · Comments Off

TheVilleVoice.com to provide LIVE blog coverage of Louisville’s baseball game in the College World Series against Rice. By now, the controversy over the Courier-Journal blogger getting kicked out of the Patterson Stadium press box has subsided. There’s a good column in the Courier today by Eric Crawford on the topic, in which Crawford points out [...]

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The NCAA as Party Pooper

June 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

There was no bigger story in town over the weekend than the baseball action going on at Jim Patterson Stadium. Though 4,000 people packed the stands for three straight glorious days, the national audience spotlight was on the innovative ways fans found to watch — from rooftops, an outfield berm, the top of the football [...]

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Tags: Cable · Internet · Media · Radio · Sports

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