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Doug Fisher
Works at University of South Carolina, Journalism School
Attended Ohio State University
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Whether the prospect makes you recoil or not, it's time to start paying attention.
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Sigh. Are we still trying to make these arguments.
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How you can do enterprise reporting even on a busy beat and come up with some interesting stuff.
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Time to stop ranting about prepositions at the end of headline lines.
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AEJMC-Kettering Initiative approaching
A reminder from Jack Rosenberry that Monday is the deadline for submissions (plus he is looking for reviewers): The deadline for the call for the special AEJMC Presidential Initiative in
partnership with The Kettering Foundation for research on the theme o...
A reminder from Jack Rosenberry that Monday is the deadline for submissions (plus he is looking for reviewers): The deadline for the call for the special AEJMC Presidential Initiative in partnership with The Kettering Foundat...
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Small dams continue to be an issue. Will the S.C. flooding get state officials finally to take effective notice?
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Who needs those expensive databases? SC legislators say if it's free online, it's got to be credible.
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This verb of attribution should be given a proper burial.
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Are two liquor entries in the latest updates a recognition that AP style can drive you to drink?  (With some comments by me.)
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If you are going to break news, you should do it in pictures AND text.
Common Sense Journalism. An extension of the Common Sense Journalism monthly column by Doug Fisher, former broadcaster, newspaper reporter and wire service editor. From new media to old, much of journalism is just plain common sense. "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of ...
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SPJ Forms community journalism group
SPJ has formed a community journalism group , led by our own Al Cross. From the SPJ story: This community is going to examine issues surrounding journalists in
urban, rural and suburban communities, helping community journalists and
gain strength from oth...
SPJ has formed a community journalism group, led by our own Al Cross. From the SPJ story: This community is going to examine issues surrounding journalists in urban, rural and suburban communities, helping community journali...
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Does a little box the next day on page 2 suffice when the central thesis of the headline leading your business page got blown out?
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Senior instructor at the University of South Carolina journalism school teaching multimedia/interactive journalism, news organization management, data journalism, reporting, editing and ethics. Executive Editor: The Convergence Newsletter (visit our Google+ page).
Skills
Multimedia, social media, metrics, data journalism, basic and advanced reporting and public affairs reporting, newsroom management, hyperlocal journalism (I was founder of the Hartsville Today community journalism site).
Employment
  • University of South Carolina, Journalism School
    Senior Instructor, 2001 - present
    Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Reporting, lecturer teaching broadcast journalism.
  • Associated Press
    Managing Corres. or News Editor, 1992 - 2001
    Ran Providence, R.I., office and the newsroom in Columbia, S.C. Among other things, scored numerous beats on R.I. corruption, led coverage of the Susan Smith case as well as coverage of numerous hurricanes, the first woman at The Citadel and the lowering of the Confederate flag from the S.C. Statehouse dome.
  • Associated Press
    Correspondent, 1983 - 1992
    Columbia desk and shift supervisor, promoted to Dayton correspondent. Specialized in business and agriculture.
  • Ohio State Univeisity
    Kiplinger Fellow/Lecturer, 1981 - 1983
    Lecturer teaching broadcast journalism.
  • Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    reporter, 1979 - 1981
    Specialized in urban affairs, business, transportation. Also covered public safety and did investigative reporting (scoring major breaks, for instance, on the Vernon Jordan shooting).
  • WPTA-TV
    Assignment editor, anchor, reporter, 1978 - 1979
  • WOWO Radio
    Reporter, anchor, 1975 - 1978
    General and investigative reporting. Won San Francisco State award for uncovering abuses in national revenue sharing program. Nominated for Peabody (series is in its archives).
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Multimedia journalist; sr. instructor University of S.C.; executive editor, The Convergence Newletter
Introduction
Senior Instructor at the University of South Carolina teaching digital and social media. Proprietor of the Common Sense Journalism blog and on Tumbler, and Twitter as well as the monthly CSJ column run by press associations and others around the nation.

Also, executive editor of The Convergence Newsletter.
Bragging rights
Co-author, "Principles of Convergent Journalism" - 2nd edition from Oxford. Google Glass explorer. Founder, Hartsville Today hyperlocal news site.
Education
  • Ohio State University
    Kiplinger Fellow - Journalism, 1981 - 1982
  • Indiana University
    Economics, political science, astrophysics, 1971 - 1975
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803-386-1084
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803-777-3315
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My fake college syllabus
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As your professor, I plan to take your money, never read your essays and pretend you're not checking Facebook

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What makes some state capitals so much more corrupt than others? New research provides a partial answer to that long-standing question: isol

Learning Curve: How College Graduates Solve Information Problems Once Th...
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Richard Gingras, CEO of Salon Media Group: The event was co-hosted by the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of South Carolina sc

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What rapid changes in U.S. newspapers in past 30 days mean to us all
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When Media General woke up | Richmond BizSense
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Media General CEO Marshall Morton explains how the Berkshire Hathaway deal went down and shares his thoughts on the future of newspapers.

How to Optimize Your Headlines for Google and Humans
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Google and SEO may make you cringe, but the combo matters in search. Here are SEO examples from news outlets that range from bad to best.

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Epic breakfast sandwiches (the burrito especially rocks and is huge). Great bagel chips too. Looking forward to trying the take-away entrees.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
This is in a Rite Aid and somewhat poorly marked from the outside (one small sign in a window). So be aware the hours are limited to the store hours -- 8 a.m to 10 p.m.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Used to be an OK place to take the kids to play, though the houses are too close and the weird slopes made for an interesting day. But the golf course part of it is closed and overgrown (again -- this thing has had more lives than a cat). Looks as if they're only operating the swim and tennis clubs.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
This location closed 6/15/14.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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First Kohl's we went to many years ago and enjoyed it before the chain overextended itself. Store now to close according to company announcement.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
The store is much better since the remodel, but while I'm rooting for them, there's still lots to be desired. Service is,at best uneven and when you can find someone, I've been grumbled at more than smiled at, but mostly just waved to another part of the store. At times very inefficient. Case in point. Just needed a couple 2x4s. Took slip back to lumber warehouse across street. Guy had to stop cutting lumber, walk halfway back and shout the order to another guy who eventually emerged from the shadows with a couple of boards slung over his shoulder. Ever heard of walkie talkies or order slip printers in the warehouse? Also since the remodel, much more commodity stuff that I can get cheaper at the big box stores. Much less selection, and the clerks grumble about it. Went in for a,couple of specific O rings. It was buy the pack of mixed o sizes or nothing. Clerk apologetic about "not carrying what we used to." So over to a store in Hayesville that still allows you to buy just what you need. Same friendly clerk had to dig around in back the other day to find a part for hanging screens. Still had the old ACE sticker. Common part, but nowhere to be found in the screening display. And the builder I'm using had to get some last-minute lumber today. Cane back over an hour later saying he'll never go there again if he can help it. Stores like this survive by providing convenience and service. And they have to be efficient. I'll happily pay a little more for that. So far HH, now part of Central Network Retail Group, is rarely worth the extra (a cashier the other day as I was checking out with the screen part saw the old ACE sticker and said she and others hear similar complaints and pass them on to management with little result. So I just save up a list and head to Home Depot. I'd rather shop locally. Hope HH can get its act together.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago