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Posts by patwalters

About patwalters

I'm a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Magazine.

I also produce radio stories for WKNO-FM, and do reporting for national magazines like Rolling Stone, AARP The Magazine, Fast Company, On Earth and CJR.

I recently spent a year on a fellowship at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, writing, editing and planning a redesign for Poynter Online. This summer I will co-direct the institute's nationally recognized "boot camp" for recent college journalism graduates.

I now live in Memphis, where I'm working on an MFA in creative nonfiction writing. You can read a few of my stories at www.patwalters.net.

If you have a question, or you just want to chat, you can e-mail me via google mail (pkwalters@gmail.com). My full first name is Patrick.
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Creating and Editing an Article

1. Get into admin mode. At the top right-hand corner of the page, in the "Poynteronline" header bar, click "LOGIN." Enter your username and password. In the header bar, click "POYNTER ADMIN." (NOTE: Use Firefox or Internet Explorer. The CMS does not like Safari. If you need help getting one of these … Read More
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Poynter Summer Fellowship: 2007 Faculty

Some of them have Pulitzers, Emmys, Peabodys. Some are in their 20s. A handful of them are in bands, and many of them have traveled the world. One of them even wore the San Diego Chicken on his head while asking a question of the president. They've covered AIDS in the Midwest, sidewalk poets in St. Petersburg, religion in … Read More
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Writing 'A Story for Jake'

What does it take to write a story that tells truth about the Iraq war? To show how close to home it is? One writer tells us here. Read More
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Dealing with Comments: A Few Interesting Approaches

By Pat WaltersContributors: Jeremy Gilbert News organizations are dealing with comments in a number of different ways. We looked at three newspaper Web sites, a news aggregator and a radio program Web site. Here are their approaches. The Wall Street Journal Bill Grueskin, WSJ.com managing editor, from a recent internal memo: For … Read More
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New(sU) Takes on E-Learning

Next week NewsU launches a new way to learn from (and interact with) Poynter faculty. You won't even have to leave home. And that's only the beginning. Read More
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Poynter Summer Fellowship: 2007 Participants

They arrived on June 3. They came from as far away as the Pacfic Northwest and as close as the other side of Tampa Bay. There are 32 of them; 16 writers, 8 photographers and 8 designers. They're all journalists. Young ones. Most of them are fresh out of college. For the next six weeks, they will undergo a … Read More
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Big Media: Good, Bad or Both?

In Tampa Monday night, the FCC heard from advocates of media consolidation, opponents and a number of people who don't fit either category. Read More
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Follow Jim Hopson's progress here. Click on a given day to learn more about what Jim is up to. Each marker links to Jim's blog posts and information about the newspapers he is visiting. This map was made using quikmaps. Way cool -- and free. Definitely worth checking out. Send questions or … Read More
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Convergence or Consolidation?

What's best for media companies might not be best for democracy. That's what some opponents of media consolidation say, at least. The FCC heard from opponents and advocates in Tampa last night. Read More
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Jemele Hill Wins McKenzie Cup

From the Detroit Free Press to the Orlando Sentinel. There, two years passed quickly. Then on to ESPN. This is Jemele Hill, 31, Page 2 columnist at ESPN.com. "Since I became a sports columnist, it's like my career has been on this bullet train," she said last week. Last Thursday, as the second-annual … Read More
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Photographing the Shootings

His pictures were sent around the world within minutes of filing them. By the next day, they were on front pages everywhere. Here's his story. Read More
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