Encore: Offensive? Poor taste? Neither?

This post originally was published June 18, 2012. It still applies to sensitive content today. The yearbook cover of a local middle school here in the Syracuse area caught the attention of some parents, who were upset that the photo montage — student faces forming the design of the school’s mascot — segregated the students by […]

Memories and a vigil for Charnice Milton

It has been five days since Syracuse University alum Charnice Milton, reporter for Capital Community News, was shot and killed while waiting for a bus after covering an assignment in Southeast Washington. In that time … … The National Press Club issued a statement reminding us of the dangerous role of journalists wherever they might be […]

May you cherish every day

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Along with family, friends and co-workers of Charnice […]

May you always know when to concede

MAY you … For the month of May, we are devoting this blog to our wishes for journalists present and future: “MAY you … “ Every day, you will find a tip, a tidbit or a top-of-mind piece of advice we hope will help you now and later Whether you golf, enjoy watching it or know […]

A tip from actor James Garner — RIP

Sometimes profound insight is found in the most unexpected places. This short piece of advice comes from James Garner, as reported in USA TODAY’S obituary of the actor, who died July 19 at age 86. “I’m a Spencer Tracy-type actor,” Garner once said. “His idea was to be on time, know your words, hit your […]

Insensitive? In poor taste? Neither?

The yearbook cover of a local middle school here in the Syracuse area caught the attention of some parents, who were upset that the photo montage — student faces forming the design of the school’s mascot — segregated the students by dark faces and white faces. Check out the story, as published on syracuse.com under […]