Saturday, October 07, 2006

First week in October - Blog Reviews

This past week on Eric Deggan’s The Feed, there were two things that caught my eye most - the post on the Neighborhood News Bureau opening and Deggan’s personal recapping of one of my favorite shows, Lost. In an October 1st post, Deggan’s writes about the opening of the NNB being “the birth of a journalism dream.” And although I wish he would’ve mentioned our NNB blog in a better way then in just a quick snippet at the bottom of the post, I’m glad and proud that he wrote about it.

On the Best Bucs Blog, the week starts off with a sigh of relief that the Bucs had a bye week. Thank goodness. This week they don’t and will take on the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 8th, not Tuesday, October 10th as the blog states.

And in the Journal of a Photographer, Martin Fuchs photographed New York Fashion Week. Under assignment for an Austrian celebrity magazine called Seitenblicke, he got some great backstage shots and had 14 of his photographs published in the magazine.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Weekly Blog Review - Journal of a Photographer

At, there is only one new post on Sept. 17th. I know I may have to find another blog to post about if this one is less active, but for now, I’ll stick with it. Martin talks briefly about the wooden superstructions on the sidewalks in New York. I’ve only been to New York City once about 10 years ago, so I can’t say I know what he’s talking about, but I like the picture. It has great quality of light with the light casting on the red-painted wood and the shadows casting on the other side. It doesn’t really express a sense of place since you can’t really tell it’s a sidewalk in NYC. It actually reminds me of my high school from my freshman to junior year when it was under construction due to the tornado that hit our gym (our mascot was also a tornado :-p).

Weekly Blog Review - Best Bucs Blog

Of course the week starts off with a post on the Buc’s horrible game against the Falcons on Sunday, which left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 0 - 2. What will happen with Carolina this Sunday? We can only hope for the best, but we’ll see.

After Simms tribulations so far this season, the word is that fans want Gradkowski to be bumped to starter despite that Gradkowski “is a sixth round rookie who looked spotty in the preseason.” I don’t think Simms is being given up on quite yet though.

The blog’s contributor Ski goes on to tell us about Atlanta’s new offense in which “they are running more of a spread option offense, lining up Vick in the shotgun with Dunn next to him and allowing Vick to read the defense.”

The last post on the Best Bucs Blog is about President George W. Bush stopping in at practice during his short visit to the Tampa Bay area. I wonder if he knows how they’ve been playing so far this season? :-p

Weekly Blog Review - The Feed

Among the talk of new fall shows and all that, I found part of Deggan’s September 18th post the most amusing. Entitled “Do CNN Executives Watch Their Own Shows, Anymore?” I found it funny and so true of the egos of those CNN peeps. But then again, most people on TV think they’re the masters of the universe right?

Equally amusing were the picture postings of Katie Couric and Meredith Vieira. You know how some say that everyone has a “twin” in the world? I think they’ve found theirs.

On to other news on The Feed – The Weekly Planet is changing its name back to the ‘80’s original, Creative Loafing. Maybe that’ll make me actually want to pick it up and read it.

Finally, Deggan’s most recent post on Sept. 22nd, naming the “Best TV Ever,” starting from top 1 to 10, they are: The Nat King Cole Show, The Richard Pryor Show, Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos, Good Times, Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert, The Twilight Zone, Roots, Star Trek, and The Daily Show. Check out The Feed to see which seasons/episodes he really considered the best.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006


This is a good photojournalism blog, one that’s more personal to the photographer himself. He has many nice photographs and moments to view and the great thing about it is the variety of events photographed; in one blog you can join a joyful moment of arm wrestling at Coney Island and then a solemn moment of tragedy and sorrow at the 9/11 commemoration.

This would be a sports journalism blog, obviously not objective, but very much sided with one team. I think this is worth frequent visits because, well frankly, I love the Bucs… ‘nough said ;)

This is a great entertainment media blog by critic Eric Deggans. It’s worth visits back because it has so much to offer. The sidebar gives you access to a variety of categories from cable TV to music to the Internet.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

First post

Ready to start learning about the converging of media! ;)