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Doug Fisher
Works at University of South Carolina, Journalism School
Attended Ohio State University
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Does Yahoo Finance's Justine Underhill do something deceptive in the way she presents the quote here?
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One of the hottest neighborhoods in the Columbia area? The venerable Avenues, that area of tidy homes built mostly after WWII for returning GIs. Its proximity to downtown means it's attracting a new generation. http://50.116.47.190/sjmccommunity.org/jour335/2015/04/01/theavenues/
There are a lot of new faces in The Avenues – the neighborhood of tidy homes that blossomed after World War II but struggled in recent years. One expert says its proximity to the University of Sout...
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The Defense Department has rolled out supersecret smartphones for work and maybe play, made by anti-government-surveillance firm Silent Circle,
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These are cute pictures -- only they aren't real. What do you think?
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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Let's cut through the visceral reactions to "robojournalism" and take a clear-eyed look at what it tells us about where we've been and where we're going. Distinguish "journalism" from "news."
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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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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Intuit shows how NOT to be a customer-oriented software company in 2015.
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From Columbia Voice - http://bit.ly/bushriverraceway
  Ron Kuhn, a lifelong racing fan, and his son, Ryan, always had dreams of clouds of smoke and victory lane. Spurred by their love for racing, the Kuhns took an empty lot and a warehouse near ...
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Columbia radio icon Woody Windham talks about his career, the music and his "retirement." http://50.116.47.190/sjmccommunity.org/jour335/2015/04/01/woodywindham/
  Well-known S.C. broadcaster Woody Windham retired in 2012, but he isn’t finished behind the microphone. For the past four years, he’s been pumping out the music at his dance club in Columbia...
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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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Journalism had a bad day today, as Gigaom, the pioneering tech site, has stopped production due to financial troubles. Om Malik and his team have been an inspiration to countless people who appreciated the site and its commitment to solid, entrepreneurial journalism.
A brief note on our company Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We do not know at this time what the lenders…
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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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