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Journalism

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    A Fond Look Back as the UH Daily Cougar Goes Weekly and Digital

    In the early '90s while I was attending the University of Houston, I practically lived in and around the communications department on the far east side of campus. Behind a nondescript metal door in a downstairs corner of the brick two-story building was a large, tile-floored, windowless room that ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    Let's Talk About Pakistan (and America, too)

    I am Kamran Khalid, a Pakistani journalist visiting the United States under the U.S.-Pakistan Professional Partnership Program in Journalism, a cultural exchange program run by the International Center for Journalists and the U.S. State Department. While I'm here I hope to learn more about American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    Journalism 101: Centrism Not Does Equal Objectivity

    One of the more lamentable features of national political coverage is that journalists emphasize conflict and "horse race" coverage rather than policy. This is because many journalists -- e.g., David Gregory, George Stephanopolous, Major Garrett and many lesser known names that make up the D.C. pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Fact Check Politicians and They Will Lie Less

    It is unremarkable to say that politicians, both Democratic and Republican, shade the truth, tell half-truths, spin any topic, or, their favorite, simply refuse to answer the question asked and reiterate a talking point. Indeed, some commentators said that 2012 was the first "post-truth" campaign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Texas Media Changes: Debra Fraser Out at KUHF, TexasWatchdog.com Shutters

    In a pair of unfortunate moves for journalism in the Lone Star State, KUHF let go longtime news broadcaster Debra Fraser recently, and on Monday, investigative journalism Web site TexasWatchdog.com closed down permanently. The moves leave a hole in statewide media that seems to be indicative of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Protest Planned Over Potential Sale of CW-39 to Kochs, for Some Reason

    Some Houstonians who don't want their beloved CW affiliate bought by the right-wing Koch brothers are planning a protest outside the station's Westpark Drive building today, and we can't really figure out why. Ronald Gonzalez, who plans to speak at the demonstration, tells Hair Balls that the Kochs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Manti Te'o Fake Girlfriend Saga: How Fake Twitter Accounts and Digital Trickery Fooled America

    Lots of people have been fooled online. Some have had entire relationships with people only to find out they weren't the person they thought they were...some not even the right gender. It is as disturbing as it is frustrating to imagine that anyone you speak with on the Internet might not be who the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Houston's Austin Tice, Missing: The Most Dangerous Of Assignments -- Freelance Journalism In A War

    When Houston journalist Austin Tice left for Syria eight months ago to cover the country's devolution and nascent civil war, he melted into a country that has become, both anecdotally and statistically, the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. He did it as a freelance reporter, pos ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    December 22, 2011

    Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!

    www.shutterstock.com​Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student of life;" we mean "currently enrolled in college student." There's no cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Houston Press Internships: Get On the Stick

    www.shutterstock.com​Time is running short, journalism students. The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program, and the deadline is fast approaching. By "student," we do not mean "a student of life"; we mean "curren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!

    www.shutterstock.com​Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student of life;" we mean "currently enrolled in college student." There's no cash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Wanted: Spring 2012 Journalism Interns!

    www.shutterstock.com​Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student of life;" we mean "currently enrolled in college student." There's no cash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Be A Houston Press Intern This Spring

    www.shutterstock.com​Calling all journalism students! The Houston Press is recruiting undergraduate journalism and communications students for its Spring 2012 internship program. By "student," we do not mean "a student of life;" we mean "currently enrolled in college student." There's no cas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Conroe Native Courtney Smith Crashes Rock-Lit Boys Club

    ​Introducing music journalism's latest female-penned release, Courtney E. Smith's Record Collecting for Girls. Following suit with like-minded veteran writers like Sara Marcus and Jessica Hopper, Smith's first book boldly tackles the music memoir, a literary genre historically saturated with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    The Austin Food Blogger Alliance Weighs Ethics Against Charity

    ​Texas is ablaze today, wildfires ravaging Bastrop and threatening small towns outside of Austin. Fifty-seven fires are burning across 100,000 acres of Central Texas, and more than 1,000 homes have been destroyed since this latest rash of fires broke out on Monday. And in Austin, local blogger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    What Is A Music Critic's Life Really Like?

    ​Walter Peck: Because I'm curious. I wanna know more about what you do here! Frankly, I've heard a lot of wild stories in the media and we want to assess any possibility of dangerous and possibly hazardous waste chemicals in your basement. - Ghostbusters Rocks Off can promise you we are not h ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    Montrose Muffled

    Residents take sides on bar noise issue.

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    William McRaven, UT Journalism Grad, SEAL Boss: Five Stories He Might Have Written As a Cub Reporter

    How many units responded to the fire, McRaven?​As we noted yesterday, Admiral William McRaven, the head of Special Ops who commanded the raid that got Osama bin Laden, is a University of Texas grad with a degree in journalism. Like many cub reporters, he decided his journalism skills would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    KIAH's "NewsFix": The Anticipated TV News Revolution Begins Saturday, But We Won't Be Covering It

    What NewsFix is...will be revealed Saturday​The world, or at least that portion of it peopled by journalists, is mightily anticipating Channel 39's Saturday night newscast. Why would they care about a weekend newscast that Houston barely watches? Because most of them will be gleefully hoping ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Professor Trill

    Bun B examines hip hop and religion in his Rice U course

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Mexican Pop Singer Fights Rape Allegations, Racism

    ​The latest chapter in Mexican pop singer Kalimba's life saddens us for a number of reasons, but the possibility of never hearing his music again is not one of them. If you haven't heard, while recording his latest album in El Paso, Kalimba was held by the U.S. Border Patrol on suspicion of ... More >>

  • News

    December 9, 2010

    Pardon the DeLay

    Readers weigh in on politician's guilty verdict.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Angry Blue October Fan Appeals Our Ethics To Washington Post

    Blue October fans, still carping​All these months later, and some Blue Meanies (as Blue October fans call themselves) won't let it go...Yesterday, in one of Washington Post feature writer Gene Weingarten's hosted chats, a reader wanted to know what the two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winner thought about ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Getting Played

    Readers respond to our story on the Trae ban at 97.9 The Box.

  • News

    May 13, 2010

    Getting Creamed

    Online readers respond to high school girls slathered in whipped cream and chocolate.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010

    Stop the Presses

    What's next? Holographic newspapers?

  • Music

    January 28, 2010
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    November 19, 2009

    Electric Purgatory: The Fate of the Black Rocker

    Drugs, sex and...black history month?

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Death of a Dancer

    And more reader responses from the past week

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    The Right Distance

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Chron Cuts: The Jeff Cohen Memo, More Names

    Here's Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen's memo to the staff about Black Tuesday:TO: StaffFROM: Jeff CohenRE: Newsroom ReductionThe Chronicle employment cutback that Jack Sweeney has communicated to us began this morning ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    The Strange Advertising Deal No One At UH Wants To Talk About

    The University of Houston's Communication Department has taken bold, groundbreaking steps to preserve the study of journalism for future generations.It just depends on how you define "journalism."The Daily Cougar, the student newspaper, recently inked a sweet deal with a local company called Inverte ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Stephen Hunter

    The fifth Bob Lee Swagger novel shoves it all in there

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    October 9, 2008

    Robin Wright

    One of the country's most acclaimed war reporters lets us in on a couple of secrets

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2008

    A Reporter Examines His Addiction: Book Review

    The Night of the Gun, New York Times columnist David Carr’s memoir that came out yesterday, has received tons of attention. This partly could be because the media is fascinated by its own, but it’s also because the book is absolutely riveting. Carr has lived an extraordinary life – drug addic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2008

    The Unforgettable Tour

    Big Brassy Bollywood arrives in Texas

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2008

    Review: Moscow Rules, by Daniel Silva

    A Russian journalist dies and once more Gabriel Allon, the mysterious Israeli agent/fine picture restorer, ends up back in Moscow, a place he loathes, a place where he almost died once. Bestselling thriller writer Daniel Silva has gone to the new Moscow, one of sudden self-made millionaires working ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008

    National Non-fiction Writers Conference in Texas

    Non-fiction writers who’d like to improve their long-form narrative style and would-be true-story book writers burning to find an agent might want to look into the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest ’08. Sponsored by the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: An Open Letter to Ed Shane, Publisher of Best In Texas

    Some time back I was honored to be roasted, along with the “sanctimonious Houston Press,” in Best In Texas music magazine for a review I had written about local songwriter Dan Crump’s album Truth Is. In a rambling full-page editorial slyly couched in terms of his deceased mother’s instruct ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2008

    Barack Obama and Me

    It was the year 2000 and I was a young hungry reporter in Chicago covering a young hungry state legislator

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    A Woman in Charge author Carl Bernstein

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells all in a Hillary Clinton biography

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2007

    The Official Memo from Jeff Cohen on the Houston Chronicle Layoffs

    Here’s the official memo from editor Jeff Cohen on how the Houston Chronicle will be even bigger and better now that it’s gotten rid of all those pesky reporters and editors:

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2007

    New Media

    A lot of talk has been made about the way online media have been encroaching upon traditional print and television news. The diehards complain that bloggers don't do any original reporting, that blogs are filled with snark and overzealous accusations of bias, that real journalism is dying, being rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Getting Authentic

    Craig Larotonda Today's cover story is based largely on court documents and internal government memos, most of which can be found at The NarcoSphere, an online project of the Narco News bulletin. Unlike other publications which have covered the House of Death story, Narco News has not ignored th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2006

    Boston Cream Bet

    You can call him Bill. We'll call him "The Gambler." The Houston Dynamo are just now traveling to Frisco, TX for the big game, and already, the betting has begun. We're not sure what the over/under is yet, but we do know that Mayor Bill White and Boston mayor Thomas Menino have a little wager go ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006
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