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David Cobb
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From World to Another
Friday nights this Fall consisted of covering high school football at the smallest level of TSSAA-sanctioned competition. Covering class 1A Greenback took me to towns like Loudon, Coalfield, Oneida, Sunbright, Rockwood and Decatur - all places I never would...
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The Next Step
Three hundred and forty bylines for two newspapers over two and a half years. When I say it like that I realize just how much time has flown, and also just how much I've maximized my current position in peon journalism. I've been unbelievably fortunate to c...
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Personal experiences in reporting: An aid? Or an ethics problem?
Obviously, journalists are supposed to be unbiased presenters of fact who work in the interest of the public and not in the interest of personal agenda. But what about simply reporting on something that you have an inherent understanding of, something that ...
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Inside Alabama's press box
As a third-year journalism student and unofficial full-time sports writer, I've been lucky enough to cover 13 of UT's last 17 football games. That has meant paying my own way to travel on four occasions. The most recent of such occasions came Saturday when ...
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Competition: The - or at least my - driving force
A competitive spirit is probably the reason behind why I'm trying to make journalism a career. Competition is what drives me. And I believe competition is or should be a huge part of journalism (until it drives outlets to cross ethical barriers). The compet...
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Twitter Takeoff: From 0-60 in one retweet and how it affects the message // Student Attendance issue
I start with the backstory of why I'm blogging, so stick with it....also my blog does not have a copy editor. For Wednesday's Daily Beacon, my cohort Troy Provost-Heron (@TPro_UTDB on Twitter) wrote a column centered primarily on the dismal attendance at UT...
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