Monthly Archives: April 2009

HOWL! Liberty Bell is a bad analogy

PHILS01PSomebody stole the Liberty Bell today

A lot has been written this past week remembering Harry Kalas. The print issue of the Inquirer devoted seven whole pages to Harry the day after his death. And while everyone has memories and anecdotes of Harry to share, some seemed more appropriate than others. Continue reading


HOOTS and HOWLS for’s video efforts

phicomlogo_headerFor this week’s Hoots and Howls I went on a search for online video news content. I decided to focus my attention on (The Inquirer and Daily News). produces a fairly decent amount of video content, but I focused on those specifically labeled as “news” in order to find what they’re covering and how they are packaging it. Continue reading

HOOT! To be or not to be…charged as an adult

stantonTeen may face shift to adult status in last year’s subway death

This article is from the Daily News, and was written by Julie Shaw. She writes about one of the defendants in the murder case of Center City Starbucks manager, Sean Patrick Conroy. Kinta Stanton, 17, is one of five young men charged with Conroy’s death, but Stanton was the only defendant to be charged as a juvenile. Continue reading

HOWLS! House arrest and atheism

religionmain• A lawyer evades house arrest.

• A cancer patient does not believe in God. Continue reading

HOOT! A word about vaccines

Vaccine Brigade a Prime Booster is a great story from Don Sapatkin of the Inquirer. This article is full of information.

It is a great story about a wonderful citywide initiative to vaccinate uninsured or under-insured children in Philadelphia. The best part is the amount of reporting.  The data Sapatkin dug up for this piece brings it to the level of reporting we’ve been discussing in class.

-Brian Donathan

HOWLS! More babies and bad cops, and some docs


• 2 papers report same story badly

• Good-lookin’ doctors are best?

• The Hamels look to adopt. Continue reading

What is Local? Philly Mag covers the city, the burbs and doctors just about everywhere in the region.

phillymag0409TUJR staffer Tori Indivero mapped the top stories from Philadelphia Magazine’s April issue. Stories included the annual Top Docs list, a profile about hometown writer Joe Queenan and an essay about a Bucks County retreat home.

Click on the image to learn more about the stories.

Staffer Litty Samuel studied the same issue with a slightly different take. Check it out here.