How Hunter S. Thompson Looked for a Job

There was never a dull moment with Hunter S. Thompson.  He wrote this cover letter in 1958.  Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times shared it today with his Facebook fans and remarked that it was the best job application letter he ever read.  It also appeared in the Fear and Loathing Letters Vol. 1.  We miss Hunter S. Thompson in Colorado.  When he died … Continue reading How Hunter S. Thompson Looked for a Job

Dan Rather on Journalism

Dan Rather, former anchor of CBS News and now of HDNet’s Dan Rather Reports, with an interesting point of view on what’s ailing journalism today and how to fix it.  Interested in your thoughts on this and whether you think democracy is at risk.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/07/AR2009080703183.html Continue reading Dan Rather on Journalism

Points from Poynter

As a young television producer working at KRON TV in San Francisco I had the opportunity to attend a weeklong seminar at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  It was one of the first times I was able to explore my craft with other like minded professionals and learn from some of the best in the business.  Among them was Rod Prince, one of … Continue reading Points from Poynter

Twitter to the Chief

President Obama came to Denver today to sign the economic stimulus bill.  He chose the Mile High City because it is on the cutting edge of green technologies he believes will take America into the future.  I attended because I am producing a story on the impact of the economy on public hospitals.  Stimulus dollars are going to provide relief for health care too.  The story is … Continue reading Twitter to the Chief