The STAT Team
The (sometimes messy) science of communicating science
Monday, January 9, 6:30-8:30pm at The Burren (247 Elm Street, Somerville)
Are you interested in learning more about what the field of science journalism looks like from the inside? Panelists from the Boston-based publication STAT will discuss what led them to a career in health and science journalism, as well as the challenges and value of investigating and reporting in this field. Small group discussions will follow the panel, so you’ll have a chance to ask questions and bring up topics you want to discuss. Members of the panel will represent a broad range of careers within science journalism, including reporting, editing, social media, marketing, multimedia, and graphic design.
The Journal and the Cambridge Chronicle have always been sister publications, but no longer: the Cambridge Chronicle's office is moving to Lexington.
How well can you cover the city when you're not in or even near the city?
The Journal's current office is on Central Street, on the side of the Cuisine en Locale (Anthony's) building. I can recall at least three other offices during my time here: Summer Street across from the VFW (in a building that still has "Dole Publishing" engraved on the wall), the Social Security Building, and the Harvard Vanguard medical building. Long ago I'm told they were located on Elm Street where Ace Wheel Works is today.
The Technoskeptic is an online magazine exploring the intersection of technology and society from a humanistic perspective. Our aim is to create awareness, act as a resource, build community, and change culture.
Right now they're only online, but they hope to become a printed magazine. Cambridge Day published a long feature last week about the magazine and their event.
Lonely Planet considers Somerville to be one of ten "most unexpectedly exciting places to see in the United States in 2016".
( A picture of the print version, which used a different photo: )
Last week, the Journal announced that it is discontinuing Speak Out. The last one will run in next week's edition, September 24. If you feel the urge to be part of that, call the Speak Out line at 617-776-9844, fax(!) to 617-629-3381, or send email to email@example.com with "Speak Out" in the Subject line.
WMBR radio's "Subject to Change" show (Saturdays noon-1pm) will soon need to find a new source of material to read on the air. (Edit: see also this 2009 post about the show.)
To sum up -- from 1860 to 1995 is pretty much all "murder and mayhem" (including several articles about Mrs. Robinson, the Somerville Poisoner*). Then from 1995 to the present, there is a sharp turn towards "so hip it hurts".
*Hey local playwrights, Mrs. Robinson's story would make a riveting drama. Or possibly black comedy.
The primary in Ward 6 is coming up and make a note it’s on Thursday the 17th, not the usual Tuesday. We heard that the Board of Aldermen bowed to pressure from one alderman to get it changed for the first time because of a religious holiday
OK, I don't know why the city didn't schedule the election for September 1 (like Medford) or September 8 (like Boston), but I do know why they didn't choose the next two Tuesdays. The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah ends at sunset on Tuesday, September 15. The Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur starts at sunset on Tuesday, September 22. Some folks around here don't appreciate your ignorant obliviousness, Somerville Times.
(Oh, and that's followed by: "Don’t let a small minority pick the wrong candidates for the final election in November.")
scene. Has Chris Orchard left?
The Globe correspondents, Patricia Harris and David Lyon, must not read DSLJ or Eater.com, since they spend several sentences saying that they couldn't find out what is going to happen to the Rosebud.
featured businesses: Buffalo Exchange, Davis Squared, Redbones, Posto, Foundry, Saloon, Davis Square Theatre, Johnny D's, and Somerville Theatre. (Surprisingly to me, no mention of Sacco's Bowl-Haven.)
"Desirable, inexpensive, low-density -- choose any two!"
SOMERVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS WATCH PARTY
Did you know Somerville has a news show? 'Tis is true and on the last Tuesday of each month (2/25) there will be a social gathering to view the latest episode of SCATV's Somerville Neighborhood News. This community news production fosters professionalism in each 28-minute TV show and reports on current issues that are impacting our residents. Some past SNN topics have included heroin in Somerville, SHS sports, Union Square gentrification, TUFTS Pilot programs, Affordable Housing, & Green Line Extension updates, faces of Homelessness and much more. Come mingle and discuss local news with your neighbors at our next SNN Watch Party, held the last Tuesday of each month at Cantina la Mexicana at 7pm. Event Details are always available here!
ROUGH CUT Film Screening
SCATV presents: ROUGH CUT Film Screening. It is an event open to all media makers who have a video work-in-progress. This means a TV show, documentary, experimental, music videos, etc. There will be "guest film critics" in attendance guiding the conversation as well. Event details are available here!
When: Sunday, March 9th from 3:00-5:00pm
Where: The Uniun, 11 Sanborn Court, Union Square
(across from Stone Place Park)
Formats: quicktime movie, DVD or a thumb drive
Contact: Erica Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org
Net Neutrality Panel Discussion @ Tufts University
Do you know about Net Neutrality and do you care about the Future of Internet Access?
On Jan. 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., struck down the Federal Communications Commission's Open Internet Order. This means that Net Neutrality is no longer required by law. To help explain this new situation and its likely effects, Somerville Community Access Television has organized a special event with an expert panel to discuss this issue, which will impact many Internet users who use the web each day. Learn more about net neutrality, tiered Internet packages, media ownership, future Internet policy and how all of this will affect our future Internet access. This event will be held on Tues, March 25 at 7pm at Tufts University in Tisch Library, room 304 (35 Professors Row, Medford, MA 02155). The event information with panelist details and to RSVP can all be found here!
Erica Jones, SCATV Programming & Outreach Coordinaotr
Check out the article here: http://bostonherald.com/business/