Popcorn Sutton and the art of moonshine …

“Jesus turned the water into wine. I turned it into damned liquor.” That’s legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, talking to my buddy Tom Jester during one of Tom and photographer Don Dudenbostel’s visits with Popcorn. The duo ended up with an amazing chronicle of the ornery, contrarian mountain alchemist. The News Sentinel’s Fred Brown did a […]

Hulu turns to the ‘winfomercial’

I had insomnia last night and found myself watching “Family Guy” on Hulu at about 4 a.m. At the start of one episode, Hulu presented me with an option to see one ad at the beginning of the show, or ads throughout, as it usually does. I chose the one-shot deal. And a very strange […]

Next up: Panel discussion at Ohio University

I’ll be on a panel during OU’s 2009 Schuneman Symposium: “New Media and Politics” on Thursday, April 9. Journalism School director Tom Hodson offers this post that provides more detail about the symposium. The panel I’m on starts at 10:45 a.m. in Baker Center, and it’s titled “New Media vs. Traditional Journalism.” Should be fun. […]

Speaking at UT next week …

I’ll be among the participants in A Public Conversation on Web Journalism next Wednesday, April 1, at the University of Tennessee. Jack Lail has the details on his Random Mumblings blog. I’ve been very impressed with the progress UT’s j-school has made in the past few years. Jim Stovall managed to round up an impressive […]