My next gig: teaching at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be the Scripps Howard Visiting Professional at Ohio University for the upcoming academic year. Some of the proudest moments of my journalism career came under the Scripps banner. Spending a year at OU teaching journalism seems a perfect next step for me. The Scripps School of Journalism is a …

Quotes: Pirate ships on seas of Quartz

“We don’t want to be the Royal Navy. We want to be the pirate ship attacking the Royal Navy. I’m bearish on print, including our own. It is an inexorable trend that has to be met with some very radical changes.” — Justin Smith, president of Atlantic Media on launch of Quartz Quoted in The …

Men with insight, men in granite …

You are navigating a post-apocalyptic world. Suddenly, you stumble on something as terrifying and revelatory as Charlton Heston’s discovery at the end of Planet of the Apes. A giant, bronze statue of Bob Benz with the epitaph: Bob is so Great. This could happen. If I donate $750 to “The Silent City,” a film that’s …

A Capitol day

Capitol, a photo by Suffering the Benz on Flickr. Lara and I spent Saturday exploring museums. First, we hit the Gauguin exhibit that’s at the National Gallery of Art. Great stuff. We also drifted through a nice exhibit of Gabriel Metsu’s work. I wasn’t really familiar with the 17th century Dutch painter. I also spent …

Remembering the best copy editor ever

Every day after deadline at The Albuquerque Tribune, Barb Page would start her rounds. We called it Schmooze Patrol. She’d set sail in the back of the room at the copy desk. Wade through the city desk. Drift past the features and sports departments. And moor at the front desk, loaded down with a day’s …

YinzCam … it’s a ‘Burgh thing

Pittsburgh startup YinzCam is getting a little love from Mashable. Very cool idea. It gives sports fans the ability to see different angles/replays on their mobile devices while they’re at the game. The interesting stat is that when they first rolled it out at a Penguins game at the beginning of the 2009 season, 10 …