Post - Doug Fisher (@dougfisher)

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Doug Fisher

@dougfisher

Always a journalist

Journalist, early multiplatform acolyte, with a side of data. Former boradcast, newspaper, AP news editor. Founder of early hyperlocal site "Hartsville Today." Retired Univ of SC senior instructor. Co-author "Principles of Convergent Journalism." Blog occasionally https://commonsensej.blogspot.com

26 Posts

  1. And you already thought #cats were insufferable.
  2. Knowing that the Francis Scott Key Bridge, if it failed, could block a major US port and that was critical to hazmat loads banned from nearby tunnels, I think it is fair to ask why it had not been retrofitted with "dolphins" to protect the critical piers. There were a couple of wa
  3. Knowing that the #FrancisScottKeyBridge , if it failed, could block a major US port and that was critical to hazmat loads banned from nearby tunnels, I think it is fair to ask why it had not been retrofitted with "dolphins" to protect the critical piers. There were a couple of warn
  4. Certainly the boat owners and Maersk, which hired the ship, will get slapped for the #FrancisScottKeyBridge collapse. But it could also be a big bill for anyone who had cargo aboard the ship if the maritime law of "general average" comes into play.
  5. With all the discussion about the possibility of the Comstock Act being revived as a nationwide abortion ban, this mew law journal paper might be useful reading.
  6. Avoid reposting fake bridge collapse video

    If you see a post going around of a supposed explosion on the #FrancisScottKeyBridge as it was hit by a ship, DO NOT repost or amplify it. It is fake. That was the bridge in Crimea a couple of years ago. #misinformation
  7. Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse ramifications

    -- #FrancisScottKeyBridge is at the port entrance -- Not clear yet how many ships are trapped inside. -- Port ranks 17th in the US in total tonnage, https://baltimorefishbowl.com/stories/the-port-of-baltimores-public-terminals-are-booming-heres-why/ -- *BUT* it specializes in roll o
  8. Trump is running out of lawyers to disavow

    Guess Trump now has to disavow her too. https://apnews.com/article/jenna-ellis-plea-deal-georgia-election-case-c4dbacd3e4bbb5415ebd3d42d8fa3128
  9. The tentacls keep surfacing.
  10. Killed vs Died, Offer vs Demand - it matters

    Important and proper to call it out. A more serious version of the tendency to say companies "offer" but unions "demand." I suspect It's also a product of the mortal journalistic fear of repeating a major word in the same sentence.
  11. Ckueless Editor: No harm in typos if we're churning out content

    File under Clueless Editor Letters. For one thing, copy editors did a lot more than serve as grammar/typo police. And typos serve as quality markers for those who otherwise find what we do a bit murky. But nice, journos, to be compared with furniture. As one of the all-time great
  12. The Kraken has landed. FAFO
  13. Well, I guess we'll see if the world thinks Twitter is worth $1. (Which may also be the value left when Musk gets done with it.)
  14. This was the only one of several such lawsuits that asked for a preliminary injunction.
  15. Anyone who knew even a little about this #CPAP recall by #Phillips knew what a clusterf... it was. Now you can get a better sense of how big a cf it really was. https://www.propublica.org/article/philips-kept-warnings-about-dangerous-cpaps-secret-profits-soared
  16. University of South Carolina, through its foundation, also.
  17. How to swipe coyrighted material, Barstool Edition

    Per the Daily Beast: Create burner account to swipe the material. Repost that account's stuff on Barstool. Burner takes the DMCA hits till it's shut down. But by that time Barstool, which is insulated, has harvested the engagement numbers to sell ads. Rinse, repeat. (Note: Paywall)
  18. Everything's becoming an ad platform

    Why does every app/platform we use seem to be transforming into an sd platform. This well-explained journey through Amazon's ad pivot is worth reading.
  19. Important report on university statehouse reporting projects

    Adding to my previous on university attempts to fill gaps in community news reporting, especially at the statehouse: The University of Vermont's Center for Community News is out with a report on student journalism statehouse reporting projects. All the links are now consolidated h

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