Wednesday, October 24, 2007
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Department of Revenue announces the welcoming of Assistant Commissioner Jennifer Hagan-Dier and promotion of Sara Jo Houghland to public information officer ...
Houghland, who has been with the department for eight months, will continue to contribute to communication efforts for the department. She will also serve as a liaison to the Tennessee Film Commission, providing information about Tennessee's film incentives and promoting film and television production within the State.
"Sara Jo already has contributed greatly to the departments internal and external communications efforts," Farr said. "I look forward to her future work in publicizing Revenue initiatives, especially in partnership with the Film Commission." ...
Before joining the department, Houghland assisted in production and script development at Mandate Pictures Production Company in Beverly Hills, Ca. She earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University. Originally from Nashville, Houghland currently lives in the Green Hills neighborhood and is an active volunteer with the Tennessee State Museum Foundation.
The newspaper's real reporters and editors went about their duties throughout the filming, surrounded at times by dozens of production workers, actors, directors and camera operators.
Stacks of movie making equipment left little open space in the newsroom and its adjoining hallways.
Disruptive? "I suppose so, but I see their newspaper came out today," (writer-director Rod) Lurie said Friday.
From JP, who can't get the formatting right on this blog entry: See more at the Internet Movie Database.
Monday, October 22, 2007
As news organizations develop creative ways to create new revenue streams in a time of lower circulation and ratings, SPJ encourages journalists to keep a vigilant eye toward journalistic independence and integrity. A wall between news and advertising must be firmly established and upheld. The trust of readers, viewers and listeners is at stake, and once lost, cannot be retrieved.
“I cringed when I read about an editor's interest in ‘monetizing content,’
a phrase that needs a wall right in the middle of it,” SPJ Ethics Committee
chairman Andy Schotz said. “Outsiders’ money should not be involved in the news
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
Views of Officials, Media, Lobbyists, Public Advocates
$15 journalists, $25 all others
ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS ADVISED - SEATING LIMITED
Phone: (615) 250-1544
Registration begins 11:15 a.m.
Luncheon served 11:30 a.m.
Location: Sunset Grill, 2001 Belcourt Ave (37212)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
"I have worked with some of my favorite people in Nashville for the last
three years, and week in and week out we put together a paper that matters to this city in terms of our coverage of news, our support of the arts and of culture," Ferrell says, sitting on this editor’s thrift store couch drinking coffee from a chipped mug. "And that’s across the board—from our edit staff to our marketing and promotions department to supporting our advertisers and causes that they support. I have loved my time at the Scene. This was just too good an opportunity for me to pass up."