Monthly Archives: March 2009

Call in to WEEI

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For Project 2, I chose to call into WEEI Sports Radio Boston. Airing from 10 AM – 2 PM is the Dale and Holley Show, where they discussed a variety of topics including the Red Sox upcoming season, the Bruins chances in the playoffs, the Celtics being too careful with the Garnett, and who the Patriots are thinking about drafting.

After listening to other callers and Dale bash Jacoby Ellsbury for about an hour or so, I felt obligated to jump into the conversation. I punched in 617-779-0850 on my phone and was immediately connected to WEEI’s media desk. The screening producer asked the reason for my call, my name, where I was from, and told me to use good judgement when I got on air.

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Yelp Review

jakes-2The restaurant I chose to review is Jake’s Seafood. Jake’s has been voted the best restaurant south of Boston three out of the last four years. It provides friendly service with delicious food.

Looking through the other reviews, most people seemed to agree it is one of the best places to order seafood. The seafood is caught locally on the water the restaurant overlooks, and they also have a fish shop at the entrance where you can purchase fresh seafood to take home and cook.

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In Bad Taste?

After watching Barack Obama live on Jay Leno the other night, I knew there would be backlash from his controversial comment. When speaking about his bowling performance of a 129, he referred to it as “being like the Special Olympics.”

Personally, I think the comment was in bad taste, but I’m not going to dwell on it. Understandably, he is the supposed to be the leader of our country and show some responsibility, but everyone makes mistakes! It was probably the only interview that has not been scripted for him in the last two and a half years.

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Comments Galore

commentsAfter finishing this assignment, my perspective on comments changed completely. At first, I thought comments were just posted to major stories or controversial stories. After going through sites and trying to find things to comment on, you can comment on just about anything!

From news stories, sports stories, jokes, pictures, videos, profiles, etc. Everything is able to be commented on now! Maybe that is the number one thing we were supposed to learn in this class. The rise and effect comments have on journalism.

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Letter to the Editor: Published

letterstotheeditor1As I googled my name today, I found out my letter to the editor of the Boston Herald was published. I was never contacted by the Herald, so I wasn’t expecting it to get published, but sure enough it was the first search that came up.

The letter was posted on March 3rd, a little over week ago.

The topic was about the recent poll hikes in Massachusetts by Governor Deval Patrick. I was not expecting the story to get posted because I wasn’t very opinionated about the topic, but it is pretty cool to know it was.

Anyways, here’s the link:

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/opinion/letters/view.bg?articleid=1155844

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Letter to Karin Wahl-Jorgensen

Dear Karin Wahl-Jorgensen:

I have recently read your book Journalists and the Public. Being a current student and looking to get into the journalism field, I found your book to extremely informative and helpful in determining what is the most successful way to write.

With graduation on the horizon, I have been reading many books about the journalism profession. I have to say this book was the most in depth and hands-on in terms of what actually goes on between journalists, editors and the basic newsroom. It was incredible the amount of research you put into talking to editors and journalists to formulate the book. Continue reading

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Beer did What?

drinking-2Gentlemen, before you pick up the 12 pack from the liquor store on your way home from class or work, you may want to read this.

According to European scientists(or just beer connoisseurs), there has been recent theories suggesting there are female hormones in beer. To test the theory, a group of men were giving six pints and forced them to drink an hour.

Here are the results, straight from the story:

“It was observed that 100 percent of the men gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became overly emotional, couldn’t drive, failed to think rationally, argued over nothing, had to sit down urinating, couldn’t perform sexually and refused to apologize when wrong.”

Now, I’m not sure if this was actually published in a newspaper, but it seems extremely sexist, but funny. After reading some of the comments, it has become a pretty heated debate about gender stereotypes. Take a look at one woman’s response:

So it’s the women that can’t perform sexually? Whatever happened to the minute man who falls asleep right after stereotype?

The man responded with:

Hops are also great for anxiety and insomnia. They are commonly recommended to increase milk production in lactating mothers.

Most male brewers know about the long-term effects.

Brewers Droop.

I didn’t want to get involved myself, but I felt it was a pretty funny article(and meant to be a joke), but apparently some people could not handle the humor. Oh well, I’m still laughing.

Beer continues to divide men and women though, even when it is not being consumed!

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