Beanery Online Literary Magazine

January 25, 2010

Announcements for Writers: January 24, 2010

BEANERY ONLINE LITERARY MAGAZINE

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR WRITERS: JANUARY 24, 2010

UPDATE ON CLAUDETTE KANE

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JOURNALIST DEBORAH NELSON TO SPEAK IN LIGONIER, PA.

DEBORAH NELSON TO SPEAK AT UNIV. OF PITTSBURGH, GREENSBURG

CBS CORRESPONDENT BYRON PITTS TO SPEAK AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PA.

WORKS IN PROGRESS WRITERS GROUP MEETING DATES

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CLAUDETTE KANE

Claudette Kane, a Beanery Writers Group member who was in Petionville, Haiti, when the earthquake struck, is expected to arrive home in Southwestern Pennsylvania on Monday, January 25, 2010. She’s been in Florida for a number of days.

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Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Investigative Journalism in a Democracy (more…)

January 14, 2010

Deborah Nelson: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

CAROLYN’S COMPOSITIONS

DEBORAH NELSON: PULITZER PRIZE WINNING JOURNALIST

Carolyn C. Holland

 ANNOUNCEMENT:

Deborah Nelson is speaking in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

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Investigative Journalism in a Democracy

Friday, February 5th

7:30 to 9:30 p. m.

Open to the public. No fee

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ligonier Valley

Rt. 3 east of Ligonier

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Still Untitled Lecture

Thursday, February 4th

7:00 p. m.

Open to the public. No fee

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

Revisit this site for updated information

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     Deborah Nelson, co-winner of the 1997 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a report on abuses in HUD’s Indian housing program (Seattle Times), also worked on two other Pulitzer-winning projects: the deadly accident record of the Harrier jump jet (Los Angeles Times), and the children who died while in Washington D. C.’s child welfare system.

     In autumn 2006, Nelson opted to leave her newspaper job, the Washington investigative editor for the Los Angeles Times, in order to take a faculty position at the Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland. She had spent thirty years (more…)

August 5, 2008

SHOULD INFORMATION ON AN ALLEGED CHILD ABUSER BE PUBLICIZED?

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SHOULD INFORMATION ON AN ALLEGED CHILD ABUSER BE PUBLICIZED?

While writing for newspapers in various communities I developed a relationship of trust with a key local officials, including law enforcement officers, emergency medical professionals and Army National Guard leaders. As a result, they often confided information to me, “off the record.”

In one case I heard about a serious threat made by a young man, who stated that he intended to visit the local diner and commit suicide, taking five others with him. Because it was told to me in confidence, I had no choice (more…)

May 30, 2008

JOURNALIST ETHICS CONCERNING THE RECEIPT OF GIFTS

—written by Carolyn C. Holland

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the United States. The national organization debuted in 1909.   

Preamble: Members of the Society of Professional Journalists believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to (more…)

May 23, 2008

WHO CARES?

On Oct 3, 1998 Andy Rooney celebrated his 2,500th newspaper column, which were then appearing in 144 newspapers across the country (lagging behind columnists George Will and Dave Barry).

“The column,” Rooney wrote, “is usually about 700 words long. Seven hundred times 2,500 comes to

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